Tennessee Staff

Amani Thomas

Communications & Community Engagement Manager

Growing up in two ever-changing cities, Chicago and Memphis, Amani has long recognized disparities within public school systems. While a product of Chicago Public Schools and legacy Memphis City Schools, she was raised by two educators that held true to the belief that education was not a choice, but an obligation. A graduate of the University of Memphis, Amani holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in African and African-American Studies and Sociology.

Amani has worked in operations in various capacities – corporate supply chain logistics, charter school operations, and now nonprofit management. She enjoys being a resource for others and the opportunity to build new systems, focus on process improvement, program and project management, and learn new skills. As an advocate for equity in many forms, Amani looks forward to supporting Stand’s work with her background.

In her spare time, Amani enjoys spending time with her daughter and supporting local artists, cooking, reading, and traveling.

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