Tajuana Gray is a Lawyer, Advocate, and Racial Equity Leader for the City and County of San Francisco’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD). Tajuana has a strong foundation in racial equity work–having both academic knowledge of and lived experience with history of racism–she works to dismantle it by integrating equitable and inclusive racial and economic policies, programs, and initiatives at all levels of government. Tajuana was a participant in the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) cohort, a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Tajuana subsequently participated in the Northern California Grantmakers Racial Equity Institute, a learning program that connects racial equity specialists from philanthropy, business, government, and nonprofits. Tajuana is also a member of the Re-Entry Council for the City and County of San Francisco that works to coordinate local efforts to support adults exiting San Francisco County Jail, San Francisco juvenile justice out-of-home placements, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities, and the United States Federal Bureau of Prison facilities.
She is a Bay Area native, she was born and raised in Oakland,California. She holds a B.A. in Law Studies from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Tajuana is honored and humbled by the opportunity to continue to serve others and contribute to improving the outcomes of black, brown, indigenous, and other marginalized communities.