Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

JEDI 2020 Vision Statement: “We, the GPSA JEDI committee, serve in the spirit of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance access and opportunities through our courageous leadership of culturally responsive programming. We are committed to serving our ASU Graduate and Professional Student community by championing diversity of thought, style, and lived experiences. We recognize that the concepts of JEDI are ever-growing and we desire to grow with them.”

Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Leah Jones

Leah Jones is a 5th year PhD candidate in the School of Sustainability. Her research focuses on the intersection of water management, complex systems, urban dynamics, and sustainable development. But beyond sustainability, Leah is passionate about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for graduate students. Leah has served in GPSA for over three years because she is passionate about elevating the voices of students and ensuring that university structures are designed to support them to succeed and thrive. This year, Leah is honored to serve as the Director of JEDI to advance the work that has already been started and to elevate new initiatives.  

While JEDI is facilitated by the director, our initiatives and efforts are truly led by the Assembly Members and volunteers on the committee. Interested in volunteering the JEDI committee? Email Leah Jones for more information!

2020-2021 Initiatives and Upcoming Events: Coming soon!

To see what was accomplished by the 2019-2020 JEDI committee, please view the first edition of the Pathways publication below: