Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025
Professional Development Event
Lunch and Learn: Implicit Bias in STEM
31 January 2023 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST | Moscone West, Level 2 Community Lounge 
Join us for lunch and learn about how implicit bias affects us in both personally and professionally. Dr. Alexis J. Stokes will provide an interactive and introspective 1 hour workshop where we'll learn how to understand our bias and practice culturally intelligent strategies to disrupt bias and systems of oppression.

Lunch will available on a first come first served basis so arrive a little early!


Dr. Alexis J. Stokes is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Stokes Strategy & Consulting. She has over 13 years of experience working with non-profit and higher education institutions including Harvard University, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Bridge Nashville Inc., Goodwill Industries, and Shorelight Education - Auburn Global. Throughout her career she has worked to not only increase college and career access but also create systemic changes to support the success of marginalized communities. Dr. Stokes currently serves as the Associate Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Harvard University, where she is charged with building community engagement and learning initiatives. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). While in this role, she administered the School’s inaugural climate survey, spearheaded the development of a 5 year strategic plan, and welcomed the School’s inaugural cohort of post-baccalaureate scholars.

Dr. Stokes is a native of New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL and an avid supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Georgia, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. She was awarded the Donald A. Gatzke Dissertation Award by the American Association of University Administrators for her work on “An Explanatory Model of First Year Retention”. Dr. Stokes is certified in Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and Unconscious Bias through the Cultural Intelligence Center.

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