Dr. Juontel White is the Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy. In this role, Juontel leads the Schott Foundation’s programmatic initiatives, grantmaking, technical assistance as well as campaign and partnership support strategies.

Dr. White has dedicated her career as a racial equity advocate and strategist. She has worked with local, national, and international organizations including: the National Urban League, the United Nations, and community organizations throughout the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean. Her work has supported initiatives in a range of issue areas from education and civic engagement to food justice and economic development. Dr. White has facilitated trainings for numerous nonprofits, local and state elected officials to design and scale programs and policies that systemically improve the lives of communities of color. She has also served as an adjunct professor of race and American politics at New York University.

Dr. White holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a master’s degree in policy and management from Harvard University. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.