Shelia Gilliam received her B.S. Ed. from Jackson State University and her M.Ed. from Lesley University in Curriculum and Instruction. She joins OHMA after completing a two year teaching stint in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to her international experience, she has worked as a public school educator for seventeen years. Throughout her career, she has participated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute and Civic Voices International Memory Bank Project in which she facilitated a student led oral history project linking the Atlanta Student Movement with historic nonfiction.