Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning is pleased to present a new series, We Are All Marquette, celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leaders and initiatives in Marquette’s community. Marquette is committed to fostering a culture that values, respects, welcomes, and promotes a sense of belonging for all community members. Join us to learn how Marquette’s faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners are making a difference every day for underrepresented and minority populations.
Launching in conjunction with Black History Month, the first program is co-hosted by the Black Alumni Association and will highlight highly accomplished young alumna Makda Fessahaye, Law ’14, in conversation with Sheena Carey, Jour ’81, Grad ’83, College of Communication, Marquette University. Makda was named as the recipient of the 2020 Wisconsin Women in Government Rising Star Award and named to Madison365’s Most Influential Black Leaders List.
Sheena and Makda will explore Makda’s Marquette experience, career path, and volunteer efforts in the community, including her work with the Marquette University Law School’s Diversity Recruitment Committee. They will also be joined by Nkozi Knight, Prof St '08, President of the Black Alumni Association, to speak to the many opportunities available through the BAA.
Sheena Carey, Jour ’81, Grad ’83, College of Communication, Marquette University
Makda Fessahaye, Law ’14, Director of Employee Relations, City of Milwaukee
Nkozi Knight, Prof St '08, Assistant Director- CLR/Standards & Governance
Northwestern Mutual and President of the Marquette University Black Alumni Association