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Nyari Changamire


Nyaradzai (Nyari) Changamire (she/her) is a long-time advocate of gender equity and has worked and conducted research in the fields of education, health, and gender justice in several African countries including Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Kenya. She has more than 10 years of experience designing and managing projects in non-profit organizations including Action Contre La Faim and Africare. She is originally from Zimbabwe.

As a Black cis-woman, mother, and African diasporan, her interests, commitment, and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion are extensions of her cross-cultural lived experiences and academic and professional training. Because of her multiple identities, she is committed to promoting intersectional approaches in her individual and collaborative work projects. She is also aware of her own privileges and leverages them to help create more just and equitable spaces.

Nyari is passionate about conducting and using qualitative research focused on lived experiences, to help groups uncover gender, racial, and other systemic biases, and work towards embracing and celebrating differences. As a result of her experiences living and working in the United States and other countries, she brings a unique personal competence and sensibility to issues of communication and engagement in multi-cultural environments.  

Nyari also currently works as an instructional designer at a public university in Western Massachusetts where she provides support to instructors on using educational technology to enhance accessibility and inclusive learning for diverse student populations. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additionally, she holds an M.Sc in Population Studies and a B.Sc in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe. 

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