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Chat in the Garden with Monique A, J. Smith "Where Significance Blooms in


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Nationally recognized weekly podcast where Women of Color in Athletic Administration and Sports Business are spotlighted. Each guests gives her career journey, advice for others and her current initiatives. The Fall 2020 will begin its 7th Season with a listener base that has grown to 1.7K member privateFacebook community. "A Chat in the Garden with Monique A. J. Smith"

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Leah Richmond-Dye is a youth sports franchise owner and compliance officer. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Chemistry from Hampton University (HU) in 2011. As a member of the HU Lady... more

With 20 plus years of experience in Higher Education, Tracey Hathaway is a longtime advocate for athletes and the role of athletics in the university landscape. Through her various roles as athletic administrator, coach, and former Division 1... more

Leah Howard is a trailblazer in the counseling profession who is changing the way athletes and others prioritize their mental health. She is a Board Certified Associate Professional Counselor based in the Atlanta area. She holds a... more

Kim Gallow, Associate Athletic Director for Operations and Capital Projects at University of New Orleans, joined the Privateers in May 2021 after two seasons as Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Xavier... more

Christian Bray currently serves as the Associate Director of Athletics at Harvard University. In this role, Bray oversees the Crimson's compliance efforts, supervises a portfolio of sport programs (Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and... more

Dr. Lauren (Cevis) Rhodes is Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Performance, Health and Welfare at The Pennsylvania State University (PENN STATE). She oversees the Sports Performance Team, serves as sport... more

Zedralyn "Zee" Butler is the owner of The Ball Code, which focuses on serving next-level student athletes. The Ball Code focuses on equipping high school student-athletes with preparation, resources and transitional tips for recruitment... more

Dionne McCollum is Director of Athletics & Student Athlete Development at Delta College. Over the past 3+ years, she's developed programs and events and overseen championship teams. Currently, she holds the role of Region XII DIV... more

Tonja Braxton is Student Support Specialist & Head Coach at Bishop McNamara Catholic High School and a Scout for the National Scouting Report. Previously, she was a Special Education teacher for Montgomery County Public... more

Fasaha M. Traylor is the author of "They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders." The book was published in 2020. Ms. Traylor also founded and directed an independent school, administered a... more

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