Tania Israel is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and an Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Israel’s expertise is grounded in 25 years of research on LGBTQ psychology, an award-winning book about dialogue across political disagreement (Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work. APA, 2020), and decades of social justice leadership in professional and community settings. Dr. Israel’s presentations on a wide range of topics have been received enthusiastically by professional conferences, corporations, campuses, community organizations, and congregations. She has shared her expertise with the TODAY show, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and dozens of other media outlets. Her strengths as a scholar and storyteller are evident in her TEDx talks (How to Win a Political Argument, What Halibut Fajitas Taught Me About Bridging the Political Divide, and Bisexuality and Beyond), and her innovation and whimsy come through in her podcasts, performances, and other creative projects. A community-engaged scholar and advocate, Dr. Israel has facilitated educational programs and difficult dialogues about a range of topics, including abortion, law enforcement, religion, and sexual orientation. A biracial, Asian American, bisexual, Jewish, Buddhist feminist, Dr. Israel’s perspective on social issues is unique, practical, and optimistic. She has received honors from Congress, the California State Legislature, and the American Psychological Association.