Rhonda Soto knows how important and challenging it is to build awareness around issues of race and class. Rhonda, who is bi-racial and grew up in Harlem, NY, has been exposed to various forms of racism and classism throughout her life. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, and was inspired to deeply examine the impact classism and racism have on society. Rhonda has worked with teens in a transitional shelter, and with GED students preparing for college. She previously worked as the Race and Class Intersections Coordinator for Class Action, a National Non-Profit, and attributes her Social Class Lens to Late Co-Founder Felice Yeskel. She is a vocal advocate, trainer, and national consultant around issues of diversity, as well as a Founding Member of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke.