Event Details

A Conversation with Veronica D. Carey, PhD, CPRP, CDE®

Thursday, March 7, 2024

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

In honor of International Women’s Day, the College of Computing & Informatics’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council, the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP), the Board of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CNHP, the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI), and the Center for Black Culture (CBC) will be hosting a special event: “A Conversation with Dr. Veronica D. Carey, PhD, CPRP, CDE®.”

In this talk, Dr. Carey will discuss her book, Frame Your Degree: How to Avoid Pain While Seeking a College Degree, and will also explore the “Top 10 Academic Bullying Pain Points” that students endure to get their diploma. Furthermore, Dr. Carey will discuss how many women bring these exact pain points into the workforce as unrequited issues impacting mental health on the job.

Frame Your Degree (Peacock Press, 2023) is a compassionate, informative and practical guide tailored to help you thrive in higher education. Through personal stories, case studies and easy-to-understand research, this book will inspire you to create an inclusive environment where your unique identity can shine. 

Following the talk (moderated by CCI Associate Professor Michelle Rogers, PhD), the event will include a Q&A session and an informal networking reception where you can meet Dr. Carey and have your copy of Frame Your Degree signed. Light refreshments will be provided. CCI will host a free raffle for attendees for a chance to receive Dr. Carey’s book.

This free event is open to the Drexel community. Please register online here .

About the Speaker:

Veronica D. Carey, PhD is an advocate, champion and powerful voice within the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) space. With a stellar 20+ year career in academia, she currently serves as the assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and associate clinical professor at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP), chair of the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at CNHP. She is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). She also serves as chair of the Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery. Coupled with her extensive experience in behavioral health program planning and management, continuing education training, and policy development, Dr. Carey strives to strategically redefine educational structures to better serve and empower students from all backgrounds.

Watch her recent TEDxTalk from Spring 2023.

About International Women’s Day:

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. Learn more at internationalwomensday.com 

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Room 1054-55 (10th Floor)
3675 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • Everyone

Special Features

  • Free Food