Anissa Waterhouse is one of YWCA’s race equity consulting managers, is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in racial and ethnic minorities and racial identity development. While at Tufts, she worked within the Tisch College for Civic Life partnering with nonprofit and grassroots organizations within the school’s host communities and abroad in Accra, Ghana in the creation and implementation of stronger, more equitable and sustainable programs serving marginalized communities.
Upon graduating from Tufts University, Anissa began working within the Boston Public School District as a student support specialist and school equity coordinator. As equity coordinator, Anissa laid the foundation for schools to develop a long-term equity strategic plan. She worked with school stakeholders including students, staff, families and community partners in identifying and addressing the prevailing issues within the school district that contributed to a culture of inequities for Black and Latinx students.