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Ashley Gordon joined Missouri S&T in December as a senior diversity, equity and inclusion specialist.
In her job, she creates assessments for the diversity, equity and inclusion department to gather data on the impact the department’s programming has on the community. The assessments also help instructors fine-tune initiatives to be even more effective in the future.
She says her favorite part of her job is working with great colleagues.
“I feel supported in every way and motivated to continue working hard for our students,” she says. “The energy in our department is electric.”
Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Columbia College, and a master’s degree in gender, globalization and human rights from the National University of Ireland in Galway
Hobbies: Weight lifting and reading with a feminist book club
Favorite accomplishment: 225 lb. max squat
Favorite food: Oreos (According to Ashley, they’re vegan.)
People are surprised to learn: Ashley is a newlywed as of this July. (You may have known her by her maiden name, Ashley Brouder.)
Pet: A black cat named Frida who is “perfect in every way.”
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