About Me

Scholar activist and trauma informed educator, Whitney Gherman (MSW) has set the tone for nonprofits, government agencies, and universities to engage in meaningful work around social justice, equity, and inclusion. Recognized by The Ohio State University and the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Whitney’s award-winning programs investigate how principles of belonging, somatic awareness, and trauma informed care can build pathways for a more equitable, socially-just future. In Central Ohio she educates individuals on topics ranging from food sovereignty, land justice, grassroots leadership, and mind-body wellness while encouraging the larger community to divest from white supremacy and pursue models of solidarity and collective care found in African and Indigenous wisdom.