DEIB Summit: Professional Identity Development for Black Women


Start: March 30, 2023, 05:00 pm
End: March 30, 2023, 06:00 pm


Carey Online


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Join Ashley Hixson and Di-Tu Dissassa as they utilize themes of Critical Race Theory to argue that Professional Identity Development does not account for Black women’s experiences. While their research centers Black Women in the fields of student affairs, they have explored how this topic of redefining Professional Identity Development is applicable to Black women in graduate education and early career professionals broadly, specifically within the context of the U.S. Their work highlights how academic spaces and organizations default to the status quo, which is often exclusionary to how Black women exist within these spaces.


Di-Tu Dissassa, Phd candidate, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland

Ashely Hixon, Sr. Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Carey Business School, Phd candidate, Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program, University of Maryland


Crystal Allen, MPH/MBA candidate, Johns Hopkins University