Tinia mostly takes after our grandmother Ruth, with her high-pitched excitability about everything in life. Earning her B.A. in Child Development and Education from Spelman College, she went on to Teachers College, Columbia University to get her M.A. in Educational Psychology. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Development Psychology at Fordham University in the Bronx. Her research is on the multicultural competence of teachers and diversity in schools. She is in her 17th year of teaching, now teaching Ethics at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, where she is also a Diversity Coordinator. Tinia also lives in the Bronx and has embraced being a New Yorker.
Tarani is mostly like our grandmother Lola, with her quiet and observant nature, yet sharp humor. She also graduated from Spelman with a B.A. in Psychology and followed Tinia to New York to attend Teachers College, Columbia University where she is getting her Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology. Her research is on the perception of the intersectionality of the race and gender of managers. Tarani lived in Brooklyn for 5 years until finally breaking away from her big sister’s footsteps and is now living in Paris, doing research at Rouen Business School in Normandy while completing her degree and looking at diversity management practices in the U.S. and France.