SHORTER BIO (APPROXIMATELY 50 WORDS)
DR. TOKEYA C. GRAHAM is an award-winning English Professor and community activist who uses her various platforms to advocate for racial equity, literacy, and community care. She is also owner of Soulstainable Living LLC, an equity and educational consulting firm. Dr. Graham holds degrees from Monroe Community College, SUNY Brockport, and the University of Rochester.
LONGER BIO (APPROXIMATELY 250 WORDS)
DR. TOKEYA C. GRAHAM is an award-winning tenured Associate English Professor at Monroe Community College. Her commitment to student excellence and intellectual engagement bridges the academic and the every day.
Dr. Graham is also the founder of Soulstainable Living LLC, an equity and educational consulting firm which specializes in racial equity trainings, strategic planning, curriculum development, and climate assessments. She is a well-respected Anti-Racism educator and community activist working on behalf of those who have been historically excluded and pushed to the margins.
Additionally, she is a committed volunteer who donates time, money, and resources to many community organizations and programs. Dr. Graham volunteers/has volunteers at many sites, including: The Hub585, The Avenue Blackbox Theatre, Writers & Books, Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley, Action for a Better Community, and Boy Scout Cub and Pack Troop 293.
Dr. Graham's philanthropic endeavor CharityROCs is a community-giving initiative which connects people in need with resources. Over the pandemic, her social media campaign "Anybody Got a Dollar?" raised over $12,000 to help people in the community meet basic needs. All of this work is not possible without the community. As a result of her heart for others, Dr. Graham has won many awards for her volunteerism.
Dr. Tokeya C. Graham holds degrees from Monroe Community College (AAS, Human Services), SUNY Brockport (BS, English-Creative Writing), and the University of Rochester (MA, English and EdD, Educational Leadership-Higher Education), and a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell. A Rochester, NY native, she is married with three children.