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Meet This Year's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Fellows

Headshots of the ten 2023-24 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Antiracism (IDEA) Fellows

December 1, 2023

Last month the Dornsife School of Public Health introduced the fourth cohort of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Fellows.

The 2023-24 IDEA Fellows will engage in a range of activities aimed at supporting diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism efforts at Dornsife.

The Fellows will work closely with Dr. Reneé Moore, Biostatistics Research Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and other faculty, students, and staff  in support of Dornsife’s Antiracism Action Plan and other initiatives.

Each Fellow is matched with a mentor to work on a specific project. This year's projects include:

  • Antiracism Efforts in Applied Practical Experiences Over the Years
  • Spearheading Inclusion Innovators Student Group
  • Department of Community Health & Prevention's Diversity & Racial Justice Committee
  • Drexel Initiative to Transform Academia for Equity
  • Measuring Inclusiveness & Belonging at Dornsife
  • The Ubuntu Center's Global Series and Teach-in Series
  • Advancing Intersectional Discrimination Measures for Health Disparities Research

The IDEA Fellowship initially began as a way for BIPOC students to be compensated for their participation in the school’s antiracism activities, and it is now open to all current Dornsife students who share an interest in diversity and social justice programming and education. Learn more about the history of the IDEA Fellowship.

"It's important to me that my classmates feel welcome, valued, and cared for, especially in regards to expressing themselves and their cultures and religions," said IDEA Fellow and BS student Shreena Sukhadia, who will guide student-led initiatives at the school. "I hope to make a difference during my time in this fellowship by finding ways to ensure that students feel seen and heard."

Meet the IDEA Fellows

Learn more about Dornsife's Action Plan to Enhance Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Anti-Racism