Hsiao-Yun Shotwell, Aspiring BIPoC Educators Program Manager
Hsiao-Yun Shotwell serves as the Aspiring BIPoC Educators Program Manager at the Coalition of the Racial and Educational Justice based in Portland, OR. She is an educator, researcher, and multilingual and multicultural education advocate committed
to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity in the education system. With more than fifteen years of experience in higher education, Hsiao-Yun brings a wealth of academic knowledge and institutional experience to her role. She firmly believes that diverse representation in the teaching profession is essential for creating inclusive and culturally responsive learning environments that foster the higher intercultural understanding and awareness and academic achievement of all students, particularly those historically marginalized. She advocates for educational equity and social justice and aims to build strong networks of support and mentorship for BIPoC students and educators at all stages of their academic journey and enables them to become agents of change in the schools and communities.
Hsiao-Yun has worked with the Oregon Department of Education on the World Language Instructional Adoption Materials Review and Development committee, and the National Security Educational Program Language Flagship Linkage Grant in the Pacific Northwest with University of Oregon. She currently serves on the advisory board for the Title VI Language Resource Centers Program under the U.S. Department of Education. Her goal is to continue engaging in community-based initiatives that aim to provide support to BIPoC students and educators and envisions a comprehensive program that empowers BIPoC educators to create a more just and equitable education system for all.