Associate Director

Kiyomi Gelber

Training Topics:

JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), leadership skill development, supervision and program design

Kiyomi has over 15 years of youth work, youth empowerment and equity building experience. Before joining Camp Tawonga’s year-round team, Kiyomi worked as a facilitator at the Mosaic Project, leading experiential education programs for diverse groups of 4th and 5th graders, teaching about diversity, social justice and skills for peace building. She has honed her adult leadership philosophy through participation in the Dorot Fellowship in Israel and through her recent participation in a JOC Selah Fellowship cohort (a partnership between Bend the Arc and the Rockwood Institute).

Kiyomi earned her B.A. from Pomona College in Environmental Analysis: Race, Class, Gender and the Environment and holds a masters in education from Harvard where she studied Human Development and Psychology. She is a certified yoga instructor and amateur watercolor painter and cookie baker.