Tirzah is a mission-driven DEI leader, consultant, and advisor who is passionate about empowering others, especially the most marginalized among us, to become economically secure, fulfilled, healthy, & happy. Currently the Equity & Inclusion Practice Lead at August Public Inc., Tirzah helps organizations and teams center equity, foster belonging, and amplify their impact to make our world better. Tirzah has dedicated most of her career to delivering on the promise of a public education to students who have been–and are still–marginalized by our education system. From 2010-2020, Tirzah played a variety of leadership roles at New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit that works to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. At NTC, Tirzah led work in areas like diversity, equity, and inclusion; culture and talent development; fundraising; strategic planning; and internal and external communications. Prior to joining NTC, Tirzah worked on talent development initiatives at District of Columbia Public Schools and Performance Fact, Inc., a boutique education leadership consulting firm. Tirzah started her career teaching and managing programs at a college access start-up nonprofit serving marginalized students in the Washington, D.C. area.
Tirzah holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in English from Yale University. Tirzah is passionate about food (cooking / baking / growing / eating), community health and nutrition, gender equality, ‘90s pop culture, her three little kids, and all things (American) football.
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