Soumary is the Equity & Conflict Resolution Specialist for Multnomah County, Oregon. Prior to this position she served as director of programs at Partners in Diversity – a nonprofit organization supporting employers in the Pacific Northwest to eliminate institutional and systemic barriers so that people of color can thrive. Prior to this, she’s enjoyed a long career working in the intersections of public education and racial justice as a public administrator, policy advocate, grant maker and nonprofit HR leader. She earned a BBA and MPA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Soumary is a proud child of refugee parents from Laos.