College, Career, and Wellness Facilitator
Rae Stokes earned her BA from Columbia University in Ethnicity/Race Studies and Human Rights. At Columbia, Rae worked as a Residential Advisor where she conducted programming related to diversity, chemical addiction, mental health/wellness, personal development, relationships, and academic performance
On top of that, Rae worked at Freedom and Citizenship where she co-taught low-income, first-generation high school students about philosophy and civic engagement, supported members throughout the college application process, and led a program-wide mural project. Additionally, as an intern at The Fortune Society, Rae assisted formerly incarcerated clients with resume building and interviewing practice as they reentered the workforce. Both this internship and the mural project inspired Rae‘s senior thesis which focused on how creative arts therapy can help low-income children and parents of color who are at risk of family policing by the NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS). She has worked as a teaching artist serving incarcerated people and Black and Latinx children in Manhattan through Artists Reaching Out, Creative Art Works, and Justice In Education.
Rae is especially interested in combatting how discrimination alters an individual’s perception of self. At BroSis, she works as a facilitator with young people in our intersectional work focused on college guidance, career support, and wellness.