GSE Events

Women of Color in Academia - Dinner & Panel

2019-03-20 22:30 2019-03-20 22:30 15 Penn GSE Event: Women of Color in Academia - Dinner & Panel Jax Lastinger DD/MM/YYYY
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
Houston Hall (3417 Spruce St.), Bodek Lounge

The Graduate School of Education Office of Student Services presents the annual panel Women of Color in Academia this year on Wednesday March 20th, 2019, from 6:30-8:30PM. Join us to learn from the experiences of current women of color who work in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania.

This year, we are joined by the following distinguished faculty and administrative staff: 

Dr. Jessie Harper, Graduate School of Education

Dr. Hsiao-Wen Cheng, East Asian Religions (SAS)

Dr. Donita Brady, Medicine

Dr. Saswati Sarkar, Engineering

Ms. Sharon Smith, Associate Vice Provost of University Life

Sia Brown, Ed.D. Candidate at Penn GSE, will be moderating the panel this year.

Introductions will be made by Jax Lastinger, M.S.Ed. Candidate at Penn GSE and Diversity and Inclusion Fellow in GSE Student Services. 

Advanced registration is required for attendance. Please note, registration closes on Sunday, March. 10th, 2019, at 5PM. 

Vegan and vegetarian options will be provided. 

Accessibility information about Bodek Lounge can be found here:

Any questions or concerns about this event may be directed to Jax Lastinger (, Diversity and Inclusion Fellow at Penn GSE Office of Student Services. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Penn GSE Student Government, Penn GSE OutEd, Dental School Student Government, Nursing Doctoral Student Organization, The School of Social Policy and Practice Student Government, The School of Arts and Sciences Student Government, the Graduate Student Engineering Group, the Law School Student Government, and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly of the University of Pennsylvania. 


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Jax Lastinger