DAC Spotlight

The University of Maryland, Baltimore's (UMB) Diversity Advisory Council will be highlighting students, faculty, and staff members from around the UMB community on this webpage in the months to come.

Featured Spotlight

  • Kyla Liggett-Creel, PhD, MSW

    With an eye on diversity, equity, and inclusion, School of Social Work assistant clinical professor steps up to help Baltimore residents cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Read Her Story

Previous Spotlights

Yeabsera “Yeabi” Tadesse

Yeabsera “Yeabi” Tadesse is a first-year student at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and mentor with the UMB CURE Scholars Program. A first-generation graduate school student, she hopes to inspire the next generation in West Baltimore through mentoring for UMB CURE.

Kristin Reavis, MD ’09

As a staunch advocate for the under-represented, assistant professor leads diversity and inclusion initiatives for the School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs.

Nicole Palmore, MSW
Nicole Palmore, MSW

Nicole works with a team where diversity and inclusion is foundational to everything it does. “All of our leadership programs, whether it’s Career Essentials, Management Essentials, or Emerging Leaders, include a diversity and inclusion lens,” Palmore says.

Maya Foster
Maya Foster

Francis King Carey School of Law student believes in building bridges and creating allies in the pursuit of more meaningful diversity.

Valli Meeks
Valli Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH

In 1989, School of Dentistry clinical associate professor founded the PLUS Clinic, the first clinic in Maryland dedicated to providing dental treatment to patients living with HIV/AIDS.

Victoria D. Stubbs
Victoria D. Stubbs, MSW

Clinical instructor coordinates School of Social Work’s Teaching Support Program, which bolsters faculty knowledge, capacity, and skills, and works to create “brave spaces” where sensitive topics can be discussed.

JuliAna Brammer and Cherokee Layson-Wolf
Cherokee Layson-Wolf and JuliAna Brammer

School of Pharmacy’s associate dean of student affairs and director of admissions traveled to Puerto Rico to recruit students and speak about career opportunities in pharmacy and at UMB.

Alishia Parkhill
Alishia Parkhill

UMB Graduate School student in MS in Health and Social Innovation program uses her personal experience with end-of-life care to help those facing death.

Hannah Murphy
Hannah Murphy Buc, MSN, RN, CNE

Clinical instructor at the School of Nursing uses her background in restorative justice to facilitate group discussions around such topics as faculty/staff collaboration and diversifying the faculty.

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Da'Kuawn Johnson

School of Medicine student gives back to his hometown of Baltimore as elementary school mentor through Talent Mentoring Program.