Fighting for a more equitable TJHSST.


Our story

TJ Alumni for Racial Justice is a newly formed organization of concerned TJHSST alumni. Its board is composed of a multi-generational and diverse slate of TJHSST graduates with a broad range of talents. TJARJ is committed to fighting for racial justice at TJHSST until the job is done.


Our team

Pichchenda Bao

Pichchenda Bao ('98) is a Pushcart-nominated Cambodian American poet, writer, and stay-at-home mother. She has won fellowships and grants from Aspen Words, Queens Council on the Arts, and Kundiman. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Elisa Bell

Elisa Dobbins Bell (’99) is a Product Management Director within the financial services industry.  She has degrees from the University of Virginia (CLAS ’03), Georgetown University (MA ’06) and Cornell University (MBA ’12).  Elisa lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.

Justin Bui

Justin Bui ('15) is a National Science Foundation Fellow at UC Berkeley, studying to receive a doctorate in Chemical Engineering with a certificate in education. A recent graduate of Columbia University, his research focuses on the development of renewable energy technologies.

Stephany Couper

Stephany Couper (‘06) graduated from Yale University and Stanford Law School. Recognizing the inequities in access to quality education, she taught algebra after college and currently practices law in Washington, DC.

Fabianna Del Canto

Fabianna Del Canto ('98) is Head of Business Development for agora Digital Capital Markets.  A graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Economics, her role brings together her banking experience and technology interests.  She lives in London, England, with her husband and two children.

Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn ('98) is the Assistant Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at St. Mary's College of Maryland. A graduate of UVA, Teachers College, and Fordham University School of Law, he is committed to building inclusive educational communities. He lives in Leonardtown, Maryland with his wife and three kids.

Marco Falconi

Marco Antonio Falconi ('98) is a Software Architect living in Washington, DC. He was born in Lima, Peru and studied Electrical Engineering at UVA. He is passionate about fostering diversity in technology.

Arnzellique Harrison

Dr. P. Arnzellique Harrison ('98) is a public health professional with degrees from Florida A&M University, the Medical College of Virginia, and Walden University.  A native Virginian, she is passionate about increasing access to healthcare for the underserved.

Ruth Metzel

Ruth Metzel ('06) pursued ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton. She has a Master of Forestry and MBA from Yale. A proud resident of Northern Virginia, she is passionate about engaging and supporting youth and women in science, tech, and environmental careers.

Daniel Morales

Daniel Morales ('98) is a George R. Butler Research Professor and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. A graduate of Yale Law School and Williams College, Daniel clerked for two Federal Court judges prior to entering academia.

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