MEET OUR EXPERTS
Jacqueline Cruz, PhD
Jackie has 16 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her academic work, she combines psychological and sociological methods to identify why organizations struggle to intervene on discrimination and violence, even when the individuals who inhabit them are committed to equality. As a practitioner, she focuses on dismantling these barriers to align behavior with ideology. Her work has been published in the Journal of Higher Education and Qualitative Psychology. Jackie holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University, an MA in International Education Policy from Harvard University, and a PhD in Sociology of Education from New York University. Read Jackie’s CV.
Nicole Bedera, PhD
Nicole has 11 years of experience in researching and educating the public on sexual violence and gender inequality. In her academic work, she developed a triangulated, trauma-informed approach to diagnose how violence became ordinary in some organizations—and to identify structural interventions that can establish a new culture of safety and support. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, Time Magazine, and Teen Vogue. Nicole holds a BA from Westminster College, an MA from the University of Maryland, and a PhD from the University of Michigan, all in sociology. Read Nicole’s CV.