Introducing Flashes of DEI!

Katie Mattise  0:07  
Hey everyone and welcome to Flashes of DEI, a podcast where we explore topics and ideas related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, aka DEI. I'm Katie, I use they/them pronouns and I serve as director at Kent State University's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Joining me today is the whole DEI staff. So we're gonna take just a few minutes to introduce ourselves and our podcast.

Dr. N.J Akbar  0:52  
I am Dr. N.J Akbar, Associate Vice President, and I use he/him pronouns. Glad to be here. 

Gina Campana  1:00  
And Hi, I'm Gina Campana, she/her pronouns, and I'm Assistant Director of Diversity Assessment in Research.

Marquis Davis  1:07  
Hey everybody, my name is Marquis Davis. He/him/his pronouns. I'm the project coordinator in the Diversity Education and Training lab.

Dr. Amoaba Gooden  1:16  
Hi, everyone. My name is Amoaba Gooden and I serve as the vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. My pronouns are she, her and hers and I'm so happy that you're joining us for our podcasts.

Brianna Molitor  1:29  
Hi, everyone. My name is Brianna Molitor, my pronouns are she/her/hers and I am the Project Director in DEI.

Marquis Davis 1:37  
Now we know that's a lot of people to host a podcast, but there's no need to worry. We're going to have a rotating lineup.

Gina Campana  1:46  
Yeah, so each episode a few of us will explore a DEI topic, either amongst ourselves or with a special guest.

Dr. Amoaba Gooden  1:54  
And since our Kent State community is filled with a lot of really smart and wonderful people, you'll most likely be hearing from our fellow Golden Flashes.

Dr. N.J Akbar  2:02  
And guess what? You can expect new episodes at least once a month. And since we're called Flashes of DEI, we're going to try to keep the length of each of these episodes to half an hour or less.

Brianna Molitor  2:18  
If there's a topic you'd like us to dive into or someone you think we should talk with, feel free to reach out to us at our email and let us know.

Katie Mattise  2:28  
And you can find us on most platforms where you get your podcasts so feel free to subscribe. Stay tuned for our first episode that's going to drop in the next couple of weeks and thanks for listening.

Everyone  2:38  
See you later. Bye bye!