Our DEI Consultants
Alisha Smith Jean-Denis is an experienced educator, administrator, and scholar. Her current doctoral research focuses on the experience of girls of color in elite independent schools while centering the needs of girls by honoring their differences and celebrating their cultural ways of knowing and being. Alisha served as Program Manager & Researcher of Yale University School of Medicine’s Urban Education & Prevention Research department, and her scholarly work has been published in the “Equity & Excellence in Education,” a peer-reviewed journal highlighting critical scholarship on equity and justice work with youth in K-16 schools. She has a master’s degree in Teaching and Foundations with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Fairfield University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.