Damali Robertson

Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships

Oakland, California

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Damali is a mission-driven nonprofit leader passionate about advancing positive social change. Prior to joining Root & Rebound, Damali led fundraising initiatives at Heart and Soul Center of Light, the Center for Youth Wellness, and the Level Playing Field Institute (now known as SMASH). She earned an MA in Communications for Social and Behavior Change from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and a BA in Political Science and Literature from Africa and the Diaspora from Pitzer College. She’s a proud mother of two young adults, a restorative justice practitioner, and a poet. Damali published her first book of poetry, Love. Loss. Healing. + Brawta in 2019.

Damali Robertson

Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships

Oakland, California

Email Damali

Damali is a mission-driven nonprofit leader passionate about advancing positive social change. Prior to joining Root & Rebound, Damali led fundraising initiatives at Heart and Soul Center of Light, the Center for Youth Wellness, and the Level Playing Field Institute (now known as SMASH). She earned an MA in Communications for Social and Behavior Change from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and a BA in Political Science and Literature from Africa and the Diaspora from Pitzer College. She’s a proud mother of two young adults, a restorative justice practitioner, and a poet. Damali published her first book of poetry, Love. Loss. Healing. + Brawta in 2019.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

Because I believe we are more than our mistakes. I believe in change and transformation. And, because of a family experience with re-entry, I’ve seen firsthand the barriers formerly incarcerated people can face. I come to work at Root & Rebound everyday to help ensure the barriers are removed.

 

Linkedin link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/damali-robertson/ 

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