Cecilia Olusola Tribble (she/her – Oh-lu-sho-lah) is the new GARE Director of Innovative Practice. She will be responsible for building communities of innovation with equity practitioners embedded in government. Tribble joins the team with 20 years of arts and cultural education, curriculum and program design experience. More recently, Tribble has experience building teaching and learning programs and restorative arts funding programs through Metro Arts, Nashville Office of Arts and Culture. Her consulting work focused on systemic transformation through lecture, workshops, coaching for various partners: foundations, executive leaders, government agencies, nonprofits, tech companies, among others. Tribble holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Memphis – where her concentration was double bass; a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University Divinity School – where she received certificates in Black Church Studies and Black Religion and Culture; and a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University – where her concentration was the intersection of race and gender performance. Tribble is the proud mom of a free, joyful black boy, with whom she loves to take country drives, drink bubble tea and blast music.