Chantal James is dedicated to arming young women with the tools they will need to enter spaces where they have been historically marginalized and excluded and radically transform them. She is Program Coordinator in the DC-Metro region, where she applies the spirit of inquiry from her training as a philosopher towards making sure girls are empowered to one day take their places as leaders in STEM.
Chantal comes to Techbridge Girls with a history of commitment to social justice in her work. As an audio journalist she has captured marginalized voices and connected them with an audience. As an editor she has prioritized projects like the first ever biography of black feminist writer Toni Cade Bambara. Her experience with youth prior to Techbridge Girls comes in the field of literacy, and she takes pride in the role she has played helping at-risk youth across the DC Metro area make critical connections in their reading development.
Chantal received her BA in Philosophy from Spelman College and her MA in History of Philosophy from American University. She was a Fulbright Grantee to Morocco in Creative Writing and publishes as a poet, fiction writer, and memoirist.