Diversity Awareness Partnership

Staff

Reena Hajat Carroll - DAP - Diversity Awareness Partnership

Reena Hajat Carroll

MSW, Executive Director

rhajat@dapstl.org • 314-246-3141

Prior to working with the Diversity Awareness Partnership, Reena was the Interim Executive Director of the Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls.  Carroll holds a Masters Degree in social work from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work with an emphasis on social and economic development.  Currently, she serves on several boards in the St. Louis community including Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work Alumni Board, Children’s Hospital Community Advisory Board, the Young Non-Profit Professional’s Advisory Board, the Living Insights Center, ALIVE Magazine Editorial Board and the Incarnate Word Foundation Board of Directors.

In addition to her formal board involvement, she serves on a host of task forces and awards committees.  Prior to moving to St. Louis more than six years ago, she lived in Los Angeles and Chicago where she gained valuable experience working with youth and community organizations.  Reena is the recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Inclusive Leader Award, Bank of America’s Local Hero Award and the Brown School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, she is a graduate of the CORO Women in Leadership Program.

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Tiffany Wang

MSW, Program Manager

twang@dapstl.org • 314-246-3143

Tiffany formally served as an Interim Center Director for the St. Louis Christian Chinese Community Service Center.  She holds a Masters Degree in social work from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work.  She has an individualized concentration in Children, Youth, and Families with a School Social Work specialization and Gerontology.  Before moving to St. Louis, Tiffany also earned her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In addition to Tiffany’s career and academic achievements, she is also an involved St. Louis person. She serves as a Board Member to the OCA- Asian Pacific American Advocates, St. Louis Chapter (OCA-STL) as well as the Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri (LFCS). Tiffany participates as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations in the Greater St. Louis area.

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Claire Droste

MA, Education and Training Manager

cdroste@dapstl.org • 314-246-3142

Claire conducts organizational research and facilitates for DAP’s diversity trainings and youth programs. In addition, she leads our Interfaith activities, including publication of the Interfaith calendar, outreach, and program development. She holds a Masters Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, with a focus on contemporary India. Prior to receiving her Masters degree, Claire earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Sociology from Wellesley College, where she served on the Multifaith Leadership Council.

In addition to her work at Diversity Awareness Partnership, Claire has engaged in extensive interfaith and multicultural work in the St.  Louis area. She taught Multiculturalism for two years at Girls Incorporated of St. Louis, serves on the board of Art & Soul Café, and serves as a Cabinet member for the United Way’s Multicultural Leadership Society.

Antionette Carroll

Antionette Carroll

MA, Marketing and Events Manager

acarroll@dapstl.org • 314-246-3145

Antionette manages the marketing and visual communication initiatives of Diversity Awareness Partnership. As the leader of Communications, Antionette is responsible for the organization’s awareness campaigns, social media and content strategy development and implementation, organization and market research, public relations, social impact design and building community partnerships.

Antionette earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies and a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She also recently graduated from the Nine Network’s Digital Storytelling and Community Producing Course. She is now a Community Producer of the Nine Network. Antionette is also a leader and student of IDEO.org and +Acumen’s Human Centered Design Course.

Prior to working at Diversity Awareness Partnership, Antionette was the Communications Manager at Rodgers Townsend/DDB advertising agency and Marketing Coordinator at STAGES ST. LOUIS. She was the co-founder of the Emerging Leaders in the Arts – St. Louis. She is currently serving as the Vice President of the American Institute of Graphic Artists – St. Louis Chapter and a Grants Panelist for the Regional Arts Commission. Antionette also sits on several awards and programming committees for many local non-profits.

In 2013, Antionette was recognized by the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life as their 2013 Amethyst Honoree, and she graduated from the Focus St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program.

Interest in Diversity: One of Antionette’s goals is to diversify the Creative Industries by raising awareness of career opportunities within these fields for youth and encouraging mentorship and other support systems for practicing professionals. Antionette often receives invitations to sit on panels and lead discussions on the importance of diversity in the advertising and graphic design industries.