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Trynia Kaufman

Equity Specialist, Center on Culture, Race & Equity

Trynia Kaufman (she/they) is an equity specialist for the Center on Culture, Race & Equity supporting New York State Education Department’s Technical Assistance Partnership for Equity (TAP Equity). Trynia is also an education writer and has presented nationwide on equitable and accessible educational practices. Her interest in special education disparities began when she was the director of a college and career access program for adolescents in foster care. Trynia then pursued special education teaching certification and worked as a public high school special education teacher. Most recently, she worked with Understood.org to provide research-driven resources about learning differences and disabilities.

Trynia holds a Master of Science in Neuroscience and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. An advocate of community colleges, Trynia also proudly received post-baccalaureate teaching certification in special education from Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.