DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

SPEAKER AND CONSULTANT

"Inclusion doesn't have to be an illusion."

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IMPACTFUL SPEAKER

Let's Engage!

Let me motivate your team, encourage thought, and drive inclusive change makers with lunch and learn or keynote engagements.

TRAINING YOUR WAY

Data-Driven Training 

I recommend custom trainings based upon your needs. From Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Language to Active Allyship, we work with your teams to develop trainings that will have lasting impact.

PERSONAL CONSULTANT

You are HEARD!

Share your D&I goals, challenges, and strategies with me and I will advise on how to bring your plans to fruition.

 
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GET TO KNOW ME

I'm a diversity and inclusion professional with over fifteen years of professional experience leading executive level systemic change in diversity, equity, and inclusion. I have served in various leadership positions including Vice President and Assistant Vice President. I have developed strategic planning for short term and long term goals for persistence, engagement, inclusion and graduation. 

I have trained elected officials, county leadership, executive level leaders, and institutions such as higher education and non-profit institutions. Trainings include Active Allyship, Implicit/Unconscious Bias, Supporting Diverse Populations, Anti-Racism in Practice and many, many more. 

My speaking engagements include EDUCAUSE, Coconino County, and the US Air Force.

Awards:

- MLK Legacy Award (NAU)

- LGBTQ Commission Ally of the Year Award 

- Alumni of the Year: Black Law Students Association 

- Anthony "Tony" Ross Award for Commitment to the Black community

 
 

MY EXPERIENCE

Roles & Responsibilities

September 2020 - Present

ASSOCIATE VICE PROVOST, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Serving as a member of the Senior Leadership team, I oversee D&I initiatives for the University of Arizona.

August 2019 - September 2020

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT AFFAIRS: ENGAGEMENT & INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE/DEAN OF STUDENTS

Provides vision, leadership and oversite of the University’s student Engagement & Inclusive Excellence Unit of Student Affairs including: Office of Indigenous Student Success, Office of Inclusion: Multicultural & LGBTQIA Student Services, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math & Science, Leadership, SUN Entertainment, Student Activities, Office of Student Leadership, Student Affairs Welcome Week & Lumberjack Experience, Student Affairs Peer Mentoring, Northern Arizona College Resource Center, First Generation Programs, Student Success Services, Educational Opportunity Center, Nizhoni Academy, and Talent Search

July 2017 - July 2020

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF INCLUSION - MULTICULTURAL & LGBTQIA+ STUDENT SERVICES

Provide leadership for diversity strategic programming across the University campus for diversity students

February 2016 - July 2017 

DIRECTOR, GRIEVANCES & APPEALS/SECTION 504 COORDINATOR

One of four attorneys in the Office of Dispute Management responsible for all University faculty, staff and student Code of Conduct investigations, small claim grievances, settlements and Title IX appeals

 

CERTIFICATIONS & SPECIALIZED TRAININGS

ATIXA, SECTION 504 CERTIFICATION

The 504 Coordinator Training & Certification provides a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations.

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

The institute brings groups of faculty together for three days to discuss the complexities of diversity and to create or revise syllabi with diverse perspectives and experiences.

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EXPERT DIVERSITY TRAINER & DESIGNER

Designed and implemented: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, Inclusion Zone, Becoming an Ally for Trans Community Members, Supporting LGBTQIA+ Qmmunity Members in the Workplace

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