A headshot of Jalan Cunningham

Throughout her years on the DSS team, Jalan has excelled in displaying our Divisional values. Most specifically, Jalan has played an integral role in expanding disability inclusion and awareness efforts through her leadership by creating innovative events that foster conversations about marginalized groups and trends as it relates to understanding of intersectionality.

She has established partnerships across campus that has opened doors to collaborate on the development and delivery of programming that address disability and race/ethnicity intersectionality with a goal of fostering engaging discussions and promote awareness of individuals with disabilities. In July of this year, Jalan presented in Cleveland, Ohio at AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability), a national conference through our professional organization, on the topic of “Intersectionality Matters: African Americans with Disabilities within Higher Education.”