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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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Mikaela Adolphus, she they, is a UC Davis Alumna class of 2020, with two degrees in Sociology and African and African American Studies. Mikaela competed on the UC Davis track team as a long sprinter for five years and was... more

Natalie White is Senior VP of the Los Angeles Sparks. In this role, she has led core business operations, overseeing Ticket Sales, Sponsorship, PR, Marketing, Game Operations, Community Relations, and Youth Sports. She also served as... more

Sivonnia DeBarros - the Protector of Athletes® - is a first-generation lawyer, business owner, and former D1 track and field athlete. She received a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Everest... more

Abigail Eiler, LMSW, MSW, QMHP is a licensed clinical social worker and educator with nearly 20 years of experience working in tribal and non-tribal communities across the country and in Canada. She is Clinical Asst. Professor... more

Amber Thomas is in her third year as the Coordinator of Sports Administration and Championships and the Athletics Diversity & Inclusion Designee (ADID) at the Centennial Conference. She is actively involved in all aspects of conference... more

Dr. Keonna Farmer is an award-winning former athlete and expert in preparing young student-athletes for success beyond school and sports. She helps student-athletes transition into adulthood and develop personal growth. A... more

Leashia Lewis is Assistant Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Director of UNITAS at Villanova University. Beyond her role in athletics, Lewis is a proud mother of three, grandmother of 2 and wife. Deeping her racial... more

Oyin Adewale was recently promoted to Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development at Morgan State University. Prior to her promotion she was the Athletic Academic Coordinator for Men's and Womens, Cross Country and Track... more

Dr. Tracie Canada is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and affiliated with the Sports & Race Project at Duke University. As a cultural anthropologist, ethnographer, and writer, she researches and teaches about race, sport,... more

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