Tikka is an educator, creative facilitator, equity and social justice trainer, international studies community program developer and consultant. She specializes in creative approaches to community building and multi-level change and her work centers collaboration, storytelling and advocacy. She co-founded and directed Theater for Change at the University of Washington (UW), focusing on Theatre of the Oppressed and interactive theater to identify, and practice interrupting bias and oppression, spark community dialogue, and imagine possibilities for positive social change. She leads workshops and residencies at conferences, nonprofits, universities, K-12 schools, arts organizations and government agencies. Tikka was a Fulbright Artist grantee in Indonesia and has received grants from the US Embassy, the American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation, Artist Trust, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Humanities Washington, 4Culture and the National Science Foundation. She has been an inclusion and equity senior facilitator and trainer. She has extensive experiences coaching leaders and training teams around DEI and building awareness and implementing systemic organizational change.
Director at Theater for Change