Joakina Stone is an educator who values social justice and equity. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech Communication from Oregon State University (OSU). It was at OSU that her passion for issues surrounding diversity and inclusion was developed and fostered. After leaving OSU, Joakina earned a Master’s in Education in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the same field. Throughout her career she has implemented cultural events, facilitated meaningful dialogue concerning issues of diversity and inclusion and facilitated leadership workshops for students and staff. Joakina now works as a Relationship Manager for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program with UNCF, where she uses knowledge of student development theory, organizational leadership and relevant pop culture, to create transformative experiences for students.
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