Tammie Causey-Konaté is a senior technical assistance consultant at American Institutes for Research (AIR). She leads the implementation of equity-focused initiatives for impact in areas including workforce diversification, leadership, educator effectiveness, and cultural and linguistic competence. Her areas of expertise include equity, school improvement, social and emotional learning, cultural and collective trauma, and trauma-informed educational practices. Causey-Konaté co-leads cultural and linguistic competence capacity building at AIR and engages in comprehensive action planning, resource development, and organization-wide training to support the integration of cultural and linguistic competence into all policies, practices, and projects. Previously, Causey-Konaté served as deputy director of the Southeast Comprehensive Center at AIR.