Meet Amanda Mozea, SBS’s Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)!
Amanda’s work in empowering women and girls began when she served as a mentor in Harvard College’s chapter of Strong Women Strong Girls, a nonprofit that champions the aspirations and potential of girls and women through mentorship. Her mentorship, in addition to her later role as a student officer at the Phillips Brooks House Association, Harvard’s student-led public service organization, molded Amanda’s community-based leadership style. “After these experiences I realized there’s a lot more listening, learning, and co-creation involved in generating change in any given place. How I go about making decisions and leading is much more collaborative now.”
After graduating from Harvard College in 2018, Amanda continued her public service career as the Education Outreach Manager at MEDIAGIRLS in Boston, MA, an organization that teaches girls and young women how to be critical social media consumers. She later served as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant at the Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts in South Deerfield, MA, where she had previously been a student. Amanda became involved with the school district soon after the death of George Floyd, facilitating antiracism trainings and assisting in culturally-responsive curriculum development.
SBS’s Director of Auxiliary Programs Heidi Gebo, who also previously worked at Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts, recommended Amanda for the DEI position at SBS. When Heidi approached her, Amanda said, “Since SBS is cultivating a collective spirit around antiracism work, it felt like the next right thing for me.”
“Amanda’s experience in education outreach and her commitment to justice work is a wonderful addition to this school,” added SBS Head of School Stephanie Luebbers. “We are looking forward to fostering a community where equity and inclusion is the foundation of everything that we do here.”
As Amanda begins her new role, her vision is simple: “My goal is to help SBS make the shift from ‘We’re doing this work’ to ‘We are this work.’”