Shaila provides guidance on building justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) into institutional systems and structures. Her experience in higher education focuses on the integration of JEDI activities across all constituencies, from students through faculty. At Stanford, she has been tasked with implementing institution-wide JEDI strategic plans. She also conducts institutional assessments, builds communication processes, and creates relationships across silos in an effort to increase organizational effectiveness. She uses the principle of praxis, the constant cycle of reflection and action, to guide her JEDI efforts, including the creation of the Certificate in Critical Consciousness & Anti-Oppressive Praxis program at Stanford. She continues to use these principles to focus on staff initiatives and HR processes to create cultural change. Prior to her role at Stanford, she led the STEM Equity and Inclusion Initiative at University of California, Berkeley.
Colleen Cuddy has a master of arts in American and English literature and a master of library science degree. She is the Director of Research and Academic Collaboration at Lane Medical Library, Stanford University where she oversees data and research services, user experience and communication, access services, and the Medical History Center. Colleen is currently pursuing a PhD in organizational development and change with a focus on gender and racial inequities in research universities.
Katie Stinson is a Library Specialist at the Lane Medical Library. She is on the front lines at the library, working for the Access Services team. She is also a core member of the Marketing Communications Team, assists with the design of the Medical History Center exhibits, and provides logistical support for the library's media discussion groups.
We understand you might be short on time, so if you are limited, we recommend reading Be a Better Ally and watching Effective Allyship: A Transgender Woman's Take on Intersectionality.
Preston, A. M. (2018, October 29) Effective allyship: A transgender woman's take on intersectionality [Video]. TEDxPasadena. https://www.ted.com/talks/ashlee_marie_preston_effective_allyship_a_transgender_woman_s_take_on_intersectionality_jan_2018
Ramsey, F. [chescaleigh]. (2014, November 22) 5 tips for being an ally [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dg86g-QlM0&list=PLH5YqRtJAiZpOQ4CM-apZmrZuVnVqF4-b&index=1.
Smith, C. (2014, August 15) The danger of silence [Video]. TED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiKtZgImdlY&list=PLH5YqRtJAiZpOQ4CM-apZmrZuVnVqF4-b&index=2.
The Dialogue Company, LLC. (2020, June 3) From slacktivism to activism! How allies can step up to the moment [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFhDidan9Vc.