Tonjala has over 15 years of experience educating adult learners in both formal and informal settings as a community organizer, diversity trainer, facilitator and educator. She is committed to working with individuals and teams who are focused on creating deeply meaningful learning experiences within their organizations. Tonjala believes that learning is in doing and encourages organizations to embrace active learning concepts.

As a former college faculty member, Tonjala has a proven track record of conducting needs assessment, creating curriculum and program design. She now leverages her previous experience to support clients in improving training initiatives through using dialogue education and diverse facilitation techniques. Her background involves working with clients in various sectors such as animal welfare, financial literacy, non-governmental organizations and non-profits.

Regarding social issues, she is passionate about improving conditions related to racial injustice, reducing the wealth gap and family restoration with a special focus on fatherhood. Corporately, Tonjala is interested in resolving talent development challenges and enhancing organizational culture. She resides in Birmingham, AL.

Education & Training


  • Bachelor of Arts: International Business & Spanish
    Dillard University | New Orleans, LA
  • Masters of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education
    Michigan State University | East Lansing


  • Global Learning Partners
    Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, Foundations of Dialogue Education
  • Center for Credentialing & Education
    Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
  • Coro Fellows Program
    Public Affairs
  • Fellow (IIPP)
    Institute for International Public Policy

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