Dr. Shauna Knox is Senior Vice President of the National Black Child Development Institute. As a researcher, policy activist, philanthro-advocate, and thought leader in Black humanity by way of designated expertise in the decolonization and re-humanization of Black citizens of the Global South, Dr. Knox was previously appointed Chief of (Racial Equity) Strategy at Associated Black Charities, a public foundation committed to the closing of the racial wealth gap in the United States. Prior to this role, she served a five-year tenure at the U.S. Department of Education, during which she received a Breakthrough Award for her work on the team leading the charge to upskill the Department following the eighth reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. She was also named the sole Subject Matter Expert for Human Trafficking and Child Labor Exploitation at the Department. Dr. Knox has written two compelling books, the first: Engaging Currere Toward Decolonization: Negotiating Black Womanhood through Autobiographical Analysis, and the second:: The Black Subaltern: An Intimate Witnessing.