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Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations

Women’s History Month

March presents the Quinnipiac community with the opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of women at our university and throughout our society.

We hope you will participate in our month-long series of events.

Our Community in Action

Kristin Tompkins ’00 works in a lab.

Research scientist worked on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

After earning her BS in clinical lab science, Kristin (Kourie) Tompkins ’00 donned a lab coat at Pfizer and went right to work as an assistant researcher. Twenty years later, she is a senior research scientist and part of the team that worked on the COVID-19 vaccine in Pfizer’s research and development group at its Pearl River, New York, facility.

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Professor Marilyn Ford

Professor shares journey from plantation where great-great-grandfather had been a slave

Quinnipiac Law Professor Marilyn Ford shared her experiences growing up as the first person in her family to graduate high school, being tutored by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, attending law school and working on Wall Street. She explored racism, activism and implicit bias.

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Headshot of  Khalilah Brown-Dean

Professor’s radio show explores equity and race

Khalilah Brown-Dean has been a coveted radio guest for years. So when Connecticut Public Radio asked her to host a new show about social disruption in America, Brown-Dean saw a chance to effect change from a bully pulpit. Or at least, a bully microphone.

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Kimberly DiGiovanni speaks to crowd

Professor named chair of an Urban Waters Initiative for Connecticut DEEP

Kimberly DiGiovanni, assistant teaching professor of civil engineering at Quinnipiac, has been named chair of an Urban Waters Initiative (UWI) for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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Antoinette (Toni) Bush and Elicia Pegues Spearman headshot

Successful leaders stress open-minded, eclectic mindset as keys to success

Long before she became a lawyer, Antoinette Bush was a kid from Illinois whose father, a state’s attorney, showed her the impact that law could have on society. As executive vice president and global head of government affairs for News Corp., Bush is making her own impact.

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