Ep07: Dr. Skyller Walkes - Positive identity in professional spaces

Dr. Skyller Walkes has a candid conversation surrounding positive identity in professional spaces, cultural humility, and her work in sociopolitical reform. Dr. Walkes challenges us to take inventory of ourselves, in order to make positive steps towards rewriting the history books when it comes to racial equity.

In her current role as the inaugural Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Instruction in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Walkes serves as chief College of Pharmacy spokesperson for diversity and inclusion, while bringing leadership, vision, integrity, and an intentionally inclusive team-oriented philosophy to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts.

As a graduate of the Adult, Professional, and Community Education doctoral program at Texas State University, her scholarship focuses on Critical Race Theory, Afro-Latinx identity, art activism, race, and intersectionality. Dr. Walkes also holds three bachelor’s degrees in the areas of Communications, English, and Mass Media Journalism from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration from Kean University.

Ep07: Dr. Skyller Walkes - Positive identity in professional spaces



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