Mission of EDI:
The mission of the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is to co-create an equitable and inclusive culture to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff feel welcomed, supported, and part of the Peabody community.
We do this by providing educational programming and resources related to EDI, expanding opportunities for underserved populations, and celebrating the diverse voices and experiences in the Peabody community - so that all individuals can thrive.
Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strives to further the mission of the Vanderbilt Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion “ to intentionally foster institutional equity, diversity and inclusion by creating educational opportunities, raising awareness and providing strategies and tools to bring to life the vision of inclusive excellence, both on our campus and in our city,” serving as a brave space and advocate of equity for all Peabody students, faculty and staff.
We work to co-create and maintain an equitable and inclusive campus that empowers all Peabody students, faculty, and staff to learn in diverse and inclusive communities. Our goal is to grow as culturally humble and respectful individuals, equipped and inspired to be active and engaged citizens of the communities we serve.
We envision a campus where:
- Social justice and equity are used as a primary lens for creating and evaluating institutional policies and procedures.
- Equity, diversity, and inclusion principles are institutionalized through campus policies and procedures, and are considered germane to academic and social success.
- Diversity is recognized as a core value and celebrated through conversations, events and programs.
- All campus members feel they belong and are empowered to discover and live out their truth.
- Campus members are provided with opportunities to explore their identities, both individually and collectively.
- Campus members are equipped with the knowledge and resources to advocate for social justice through conversation and action on-campus and off-campus.
- Campus members are aware of campus and community resources available to support their success.
Hasina Mohyuddin is the Director of the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and a Research Associate at Vanderbilt University. She is also a PhD candidate in the Community Research and Action (CRA) program at Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining the program, she received a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation research explores the religious identity development for Muslim American youth in the context of widespread negative stereotypes of Islam and Islamophobia.
Kalen Russell the graduate assistant for Peabody’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Kalen is a second-year student in Peabody College’s Community Development and Action Program. Originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma; Kalen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014. Kalen enjoys researching the causes and effects of gentrification and urban development. Kalen hopes to pursue a career that allows her to combine her passions for communication, cultural humility and community.
Tehlyr Kellogg is the Graduate Assistant for Peabody’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2016. Through her dynamic study abroad experience in Brisbane, Australia, she became interested in breaking down barriers to studying abroad and making it more accessible for all students. This landed her in the Master of Education - Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies program here at Vanderbilt. She has a background working in the higher education field and is very enthusiastic about being a part of the team. Outside of school and work, Tehlyr is always on the hunt for cheap flights and unique places to visit.
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