Felicia Darling, PhD

There’s no time like the present to create a just and compassionate world!

In Empathy UnchainedHow imperfect beings create a perfect world, Felicia shares offers ideas to create a fair and compassionate world. She shares her own and others’ stories about healing past hurts to live more empathetically in the present. She motivates us to have the courage and empathy to transform systems that exclude and discriminate. She inspires us to follow our true calling. Her Empathy Unchained DEIA Conversation Deck prompts us to engage in constructive conversations that institutionalize sustainable DEIA practices. Teachin’ It! Breakout Moves that Break Down Barriers for Community College Students, offers instructors innovative strategies to reach and teach all students. She illustrates her books with cartoons from her untamed Professor Funnies©.

Felicia speaks, writes, and researches about inclusion, belonging, and mental health advocacy. She leads mindfulness meditation, breathing, body scans, and Yoga (soon) sessions.  Felicia is a first-generation college student with a PhD in Education from Stanford University and a Fulbright Scholarship for her ethnography in a Yucatec Maya village.  Her work has been highlighted in Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio. In her day jobs, she teaches social justice precalculus at UC Berkeley and math in Spanish/English at SRJC.

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