Randi Burley

Randi Burley

YOUTH INSTRUCTOR

Growing up in Inglewood, California, Randi began practicing art at an early age in an effort to understand herself and her surroundings. Raised by womyn, she was taught to embrace her power and strive for more. Continuing her education in Fine Art at UCLA, she explored issues surrounding race and gender creating pieces through the mediums of performance, writing, and photography. Throughout her UCLA career she was active in campus organizing, community outreach, and underrepresented student retention efforts. Upon graduation she joined Americorps’ Public Allies cohort where she researched the role of social change and leadership building in LA’s non-profit world. From there she served as Project Director for the Academic Supports Program who served UCLA’s African-American student population. Taking the lessons she learned from Public Allies, she put them into practice as a counselor aimed at facilitating student empowerment through academic and holistic development. Upon her departure she opened a community gallery in Mid-City LA with the mission of connecting LA’s artists, musicians, and other community members hosting events that promoted personal growth and creativity. Currently she is in the process of attaining her masters degree in Santa Barbara, CA. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, tending to her garden, and swimming in the ocean. As the Social Justice Instructor for Sustainable Vocations, Quail Springs teen program Randi seeks to facilitate personal and group developments on critical consciousness to assist individuals in understanding how identity, law, and power intersects and shapes our collective past, present, and future.