Wesley Chamberlain is the director of research and strategy at NASPA –Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Her research portfolio spans a variety of topics related to critical issues affecting student success. Her work focuses on advancing student-centered redesign of campus policies, practices, and systems. Prior to joining NASPA, she focused on federal postsecondary education policy and institutional finance strategies through internships at the Lumina Foundation, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and the U.S. Education Department. Alexa holds a master’s degree in public policy and a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dunlap is a Senior Director for Research, Policy, and Civic Engagement at NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Previously, she worked at three different campuses over a span of 15 years. Dunlap’s primary background is in equity and justice work, specializing in interpersonal violence prevention and response. Her expertise in interpersonal violence has allowed her to serve as a consultant at the national level, from participating in federal rulemaking processes, serving as a subject matter expert to the Department of Defense and a member of the Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council.
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About the Equity Avengers
The Equity Avengers are community college presidents Dr. Keith Curry, of Compton College and Dr. Tammeil Gilkerson, of Evergreen Valley College, and President Emerita Dr. Pamela Luster of San Diego Mesa College. The Equity Avengers have made it their mission to lead the charge for a more equitable higher education landscape, increasing access for those historically marginalized by academia.
The Equity Avengers host the popular #EquityChat on Wednesday evenings on Twitter and are regularly invited to speak at state and national conferences to share their vision. The College Futures Foundation has generously supported the Equity Avengers’ mission through a grant, allowing them to support and develop leaders who act and drive large-scale change toward achieving racial equity in higher education nationwide.