Alice Traore

Position title: Consultant/Interim Associate Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


M.S., English, Illinois State University; B.S., English. Illinois State University
Photo of Alice Traore, face half in shadow, standing in front of a mural

Alice Y Traore is a learning communities facilitator and curriculum designer for DDEEA’s Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence who joined CTLM in October 2021 to assist with the center’s plan for EDI. Alice has been an employee of the UW System since 2000 – first at UW–Milwaukee and currently at UW–Madison. Within higher education, she has worked in student affairs, academic affairs and multicultural affairs. Participating in the following institutes and courses has significantly influenced her current work: Healing Centered Education, Embodied Social Justice Lab, Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI), the Midwest Academy (Organizing for Social Change) and the Equity and Justice Institute. Alice earned a master’s degree in creative writing from Illinois State University. For Alice, writing and painting provide platforms for further exploration of her intersecting identities – how race, gender and other identities inform how one is socially received and perceived. As a learning communities facilitator, Alice’s goal is to develop curriculum that centers the experiences of marginalized individuals and assists them on a journey toward justice and liberation.