Shabrae Jackson has more than 25 years of experience working as a community practitioner, expressive arts facilitator, trainer and coach. Shabrae has a background in social work and numerous years coordinating children and youth community-based projects. In the past 10 years, much of her work has focused on training and capacity building with a specific focus on the restorative arts, trauma-informed care, project and curriculum design and community-based development.
Shabrae lived in Mexico for over 15 years and has had the opportunity to work globally with numerous grass-roots leaders and groups to create innovative projects for youth leadership, public health, and crisis response. She is founder of Collective Tapestry, a platform that builds community labs for collective exploration and inquiry including UMBRAL, a Mexican organization that provides arts-based psychosocial trauma training at the border with migrants and refugees.
Shabrae is a certified coach and holds additional certifications from Training for Conflict Transformation and Expressive Arts in Transition. She holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work, a postgraduate degree in Sport for Conflict Transformation and Social Coexistence from the University of Catalunya, a Masters in Expressive Arts for Conflict-transformation and Peace building, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the European Graduate School.