Day Parker is a program assistant in the dije Office and a Graduate Student Instructor within the School of Education. They are pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Studies with a concentration in educational equity, justice, and social transformation.
Before moving to Michigan, Day completed an Associate of Arts in Teaching from Collin College and a Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University. They’ve previously served as a paraprofessional for McKinney Independent School District, International Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa, and cookbook editor for the Starkville Area Arts Council. In her current role, Day aims to collectivize the voice of students and manifest their vision of justice within the Marsal Family School of Education.
Day’s goal as a researcher is to challenge how schooling perpetuates oppressive systems within society. An advocate for transformative justice, they are interested in how artistic expression empowers communities to heal, grow, and radically (re)imagine the future. After they graduate, Day hopes to dive deeper into critical arts pedagogy and develop trauma-informed arts curricula for community organizations