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LEAD Diversity Fellows Program

Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity (LEAD) is a year-long fellowship program allows students to enhance their leadership competencies, explore various facets of diversity, and exhibit knowledge of diversity and inclusion leadership. LEAD Fellows review seminal and current literature on diversity and leadership, participate in class discussions on current issues, engage with local and national diversity leaders, maintain a portfolio of critical reflections, and complete an individual or a group project that addresses a current issue of diversity on campus.

Students selected for the fellowship must be sophomores or juniors during the academic year and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Strong candidates will demonstrate an interest in diversity leadership and articulate a desire to benefit from and contribute to the fellowship.

Nine students were selected as fellows for this academic year. The 2017-2018 Leaders Engaged in Affirming Diversity fellows are:

  • Juliana Lubin, Computer Science, Franklin College of Arts & Science
  • Mary Terry, Health & Physical Education, College of Education
  • Sam Addisu, Health Promotion & Pre-Nursing, College of Public Health
  • Maisha Imam, International Affairs & Political Science, School of Public International Affairs
  • Simon Chang, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education
  • Magali Lapu, International Affairs & French, School of Public International Affairs
  • Julian Walton, Biology, Franklin College of Arts & Science
  • Eashaa Velamuri, Psychology with Minor in Women’s Studies & Pre-Med, Franklin College of Arts & Science
  • Natalie Morean, Human Development & Family Science, The College of Family and Consumer Science