Coffee Hour #2
Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our learning spaces during and post pandemic
Thursday, March 4, 3:00pm-4:00pm

The goals for this conversation are to begin establishing our own goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, planning concrete steps towards achieving those goals, and building a social network to support broader cultural transformation.

Veronica I. Arreola is a nationally recognized expert on women in higher education and a women’s rights advocate. As the director of L@s GANAS, Arreola is charged with the day-to-day management of the team as they strengthen UIC's capacity to be the best campus it can be to nurture Latinx scientists-in-training.

Rayne Bozeman is diversity consultant and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Chicago State University, where she serves as the faculty adviser for the Black Student Psychological Association. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 2011 and her Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago in 2018.

Lauren De Jesus joined the LCC as a Graduate Assistant from Fall 2017 to Spring 2019. She grew up volunteering in her community on the Northwest side and exploring Chicago’s museums. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016 and completed her Master’s in Museum and Exhibition Studies at UIC in 2019. Throughout these experiences, she developed a passion for cultures, museum work, social justice, and environmental justice. Her goal is to change the way the public views museums by demonstrating that museums can utilize their expertise to encourage visitors to think critically about the issues facing society today.