Najla Cree Whitehead

Najla Whitehead
Director, Access and Diversity Intitiatives

About Me

As a first-generation, woman of color, I have experienced the positive impact that attending college has had on my life, and I want to empower students to consider higher education as a key to success. My passion working with students has spanned across my entire career, and I am happy to do so at Drexel University.

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What advice would you give to a high school student applying to college?

Focus on finding a college that is best for you and your success. College fit is important, and I want to encourage students to first explore what they want from their college experience before narrowing their college search list.


Place on Campus:

The Great Court of Main Building is very beautiful.

Restaurant/Food Truck:

Shake Shack! I love milkshakes.

Philadelphia Landmark/Location:

My favorite Philly landmark is City Hall. Not only because of its unique architecture, but they also host many fun community events and activities throughout the year.