Sayra Pinto, Ph. D.

Sayra Pinto, Ph. D., is the Chief Practitioner for Moon Jaguar Strategies LLC, a consulting company supporting cross-sector organizations to build strategies and cultures to transform themselves and the world. She founded and is a strategic advisor to the Restore Circles Initiative through her role as the Chair of the Crossroads Leadership Lab at UVM.

In a 30-year career devoted to cross-sectoral social transformation, Sayra has worked with numerous human service organizations, colleges and universities, public schools, and philanthropic organizations. Sayra is an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate College at the University of Vermont’s Rubinstein School where she teaches in the Masters of Leadership in Sustainability program. Sayra holds an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, an MFA from Goddard College, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Union Institute and University. She has published two chapbooks and a doctoral dissertation to date: Pinol : Poems (2012), Vatolandia (2012), and the dissertation The Ontology of Love: A Framework for Re-Indigenizing Communities of Color in the U.S (2015), among other publications.