Krischanna Roberson brings outstanding expertise in racial and ethnic diversity to the Symmetra team. She is an extraordinary leader who inspires and models’ racial equity transformation. She is a proud native New Yorker who hails from Brooklyn and is a mother of two young adults who inspire her to do this very important work. Always seeking knowledge and opportunities for growth, she has also lived, worked, and learned in Hampton, VA, Seattle, WA, and Charlotte, NC consistently cultivating youth and adults in the work of social justice and racial equity and inclusion.
The passion Krischanna has for racial equity and inclusion is evident in her extensive work in leadership roles for higher education systems, K-12 and Fortune 500 organizations like Coca Cola, where she developed and implemented city-wide programming, served on state boards and committees, and developed strategic diversity, equity and inclusions plans. Her volunteerism and business savvy skillset created shifts in processes for the City of Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue School Districts Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council, and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. She Co-led the strategic committee for Bellevue College in the creation and development of their diversity equity and inclusion plan which was a collaborated partnership with the school district and City of Bellevue. Krischanna’s tireless efforts also allowed her to create a non-profit that focused on college preparation for students of color.
Krischanna served as the first African American elected to the Bellevue School Board, was an active member of the Bellevue Police Advisory Council in WA, and a Social Venture Partners Fellow. Krischanna has received state and national awards including the Community Service Leadership Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators and the John W. Bucker Leadership Award from Pacific Educational Group. Currently, Krischanna is writing her dissertation for a Doctorate in Educational Policy with the goal of completing it this year. Krischanna earned a master’s in education policy with a focus on diversity and equity from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, FL. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA.