Administrative & Operations Assistant
Fatim Tall is a Muslim Senegalese woman emboldened by the power of education. After graduating from Hollywood High school, Fatim earned the Fiat Lux scholarship and became a first-generation college graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in African American Studies. While at UC Berkeley she worked in research and served as a scholar and community representative for the Vévé Clark Institute to increase the visibility of underrepresented groups in the academy. As a student of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, Fatim is empowered to uncover the layers of pedagogy and explore the magic that happens when limitations on education are lifted.
Fatim’s love for education and literature has guided her in working on published works such as 20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe by Stephen Small and children’s stories like Yefon Goes to School. Currently, Fatim uses her xalima (pen) and critical voice to interrogate 19th-century de-colonial movements in Senegal, West Africa, focusing on the complexities of womanhood. She looks forward to earning a Ph.D. in Education, and continuing to share the knowledge communities around her have been so generous with.
Aware of the doors education has opened for her, Fatim is eager to be a source of comfort, knowledge, and familiarity for students and families of color as they navigate various challenges on their path to aspire. She is delighted to have found a home at the Independent School Alliance, and use her skills in administrative and operational support to help enrich the educational experiences of families
Fatim enjoys sipping green tea and swimming in the ocean of Bamba.