Sydney Holman (Class of 2023) is a K-12 educational consultant with a focus on family & community engagement practices, as well as a mother to two hilarious kids. Prior to her independent work, she most recently was the program manager for Family Partnerships & Engagement at the Seattle Public School District, and before that worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in both the global health and domestic education divisions. She believes systems-level change can only occur by centering and following the expertise and cultural wealth of our communities and seeks work that challenges institutional dynamics of power and inequity, leading to solidarities grounded in trust and reciprocity. She holds a Masters degree in Education Policy & Management and finds her favorite way to learn is in community. Sydney has lived in Seattle for 18 years and in her free time eats dim sum in Seattle’s CID and loses at backgammon to her seven-year-old daughter.