Teja Arboleda is the president of Entertaining Diversity, Inc. which focuses on diversity and inclusion programming through entertainment. He has presented over 1,500 times all over the US, Canada and Japan. He is also Producer/Director at IBIS Consulting Group, a diversity, equity and inclusion firm specializing in B2B training for Fortune 100/500 corporations and educational institutions including Google, Hasbro, USA Today, Biogen, Brown University, Conning, Freddie Mac, Massport and Pacific Life.
Arboleda produced and edited documentaries for PBS and Discovery, and won an EMMY award in 1993 and five Telly Awards (2009, 2013, 2017 and 2018). His PBS documentaries, such as Crossing The Line: Multiracial Comedians, and Model Minority: Do The Math, have stirred considerable discussions on identity, race and culture in the news including The NY Times, LA Times, USA Today and National Public Radio. His Discovery Education series Diversity Elementary has been a big success in many countries.
Arboleda has a Masters in Education and Media, and as professor, teaches courses on race and ethnic relations, communications and filmmaking. He is the author and illustrator of books on multiracial and multicultural identity, including In The Shadow of Race, Mixed Feelings and Jeni So Many, and his educational videos can be found on his company’s website, EntertainingDiversity.com.
Arboleda has worked extensively with Departments of Education, school systems, legislators, and testified in front of The Senate on issues of mixed-race and multiracial identity.