Meet The Team

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Brianna Nelson


I’m Brianna Nelson and I am the Founder and Executive Director of WOCDC. In my personal life, I am a black womxn who enjoys good food, design, music and anime. In my professional life i am a community builder and youth engagement specialist.

In February of 2019, I created the Womxn of Colour Durham Collective (WOCDC) and to learn more about my journey, you can click here.


Emma D. Joseph 
Director of Operations

My name is Emma, and I have lived in Durham for over a decade. My happy place is anywhere soca music is playing. I spend most of my time advocating and studying diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality and the associated barriers.

Justine Wallace
Research and Policy Coordinator

I am the Research and Policy Coordinator at WOCDC. I have lived in Durham for many years. Building community is essential to me – there is a unique and special kind of power that is generated when we get together and “connect”.

Community Development

Marketing and Communications