Carrie Hutchinson is a professor, author, trainer, and community organizer with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Communication Studies. Dr. Hutchinson’s research and publications examine the intersections of social identities with a focus on race and gender. She describes her life's work as "emboldening everyday people to find their place in the movement for social change.” She co-founded the Santa Barbara Chapter of the national organization Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), which seeks to compel people with racial privilege to join the multiracial movement for racial justice with effectiveness and accountability. She also founded a chapter of Together Women Rise, which generates financial backing for female-led health and financial wellness programs in developing countries. Dr. Hutchinson is a tenured professor in the Communication Department at Santa Barbara City College where she teaches two courses, Interpersonal Communication and Leadership for a Global Society. She designed and facilitates the Equity Mindset Series, an entirely free 48-hour certificate program to help people from all backgrounds get up to speed on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and identify the ways in which they can actively participate as change agents for a better world. She co-owns Ally to Accomplice, a training and consulting firm focused on developing employee racial literacy and fostering culturally affirming workplaces.