Alan W. Goff is an educator and group process facilitator, specializing in social justice and diversity education and intergroup dialogue. His experience includes work with students, educators, and leaders in the education and nonprofit sectors. Alan is currently a PhD student at UCLA, with research interests in in intergroup dialogue, healing, and alliance building for social change. He was born and grew up in Los Angeles, of Belizean Kriol heritage. As a Muslim citizen of the U.S., and a child of the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, Alan is firmly committed to challenging the social divisions and systems of oppression that prevent true justice for any and all communities. He is honored to participate in the NewGround Fellowship and contribute to the strengthening of interfaith relationships in Los Angeles. Alan is a strong supporter of traditional arts, and is a member of a Southern California based nonprofit folkloric dance company with a mission to preserve and promote cultural knowledge and traditions through the performing arts.