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In 2016, Jada K. Hebra became the first Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Southern NH University (SNHU). Prior to SNHU, and after a stint in broadcast news at ABC in New York, Jada spent 25 years working in the private secondary school sector designing and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives while also serving in leadership roles such as Humanities teacher, Associate Dean of Students, Director of College Advising, Director of Admission, Dean of Faculty and Assistant Head of School. A restorative practice trainer, project manager, and leader with the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project, Jada works with university stakeholders to advance strategic diversity and inclusion goals. With a BA in Sociology from Vassar College, an MS from Columbia University School of Journalism, and an MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from SNHU currently underway, draws on her lifelong passion for people and storytelling to deepen her own and others’ understanding of bias and beauty across difference.