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Director of African American Student Affairs at the University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Licensed Social Worker
Ashland, OH

Jenni Jacobsen is a licensed social worker, university faculty member, and health and fitness professional with an interest in the relationship between physical health and mental wellness. She has experience as a writer and researcher on numerous topics within psychology and the social sciences, and she is in the dissertation process for a doctorate in psychology.

Education Advocate
Seattle, WA

Clinton works at Northwest Education Access (formerly Seattle Education Access) as an Education Advocate supporting low-income students and reengaging at-risk youth to achieve their higher education goals. Before joining NWEA, Clinton was an AmeriCorps Member with College Access Now as an 11th and 12th Grade College Coach.

Program Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services at University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Jannatul Pramanik, who holds a master's in public health, is program coordinator for Multicultural Student Services at the University of Virginia, a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students. As coordinator of MSS, Pramanik aims to promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students. In her role, Pramanik serves students in the Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American and the Middle Eastern/North African communities at UVA.

Professional Nutritionist
Seattle, WA

Kathleen Putnam has been a professional nutritionist for 20 years, and she has extensive experience in many facets of the nutrition field. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics from Oregon State University, and a Master of Science in nutrition from Bastyr University. For the past 10 years, she has been in private practice at NutritionWorks Seattle, where she counsels individuals and groups.