Dr. Rosalind Conerly is a scholar practitioner with over 15 years of experience in higher education. She has held roles in cultural centers and departments focused on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. She received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s in Education from the University of Nevada - Las Vegas and her Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California (USC). She regularly presents at national conferences and facilitates workshops focused on developing cultural centers and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Prior to Stanford, she was the Director of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at USC.
Born and raised in Mississippi, Christian graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Upon graduating from MSU, she moved to Houston, TX and taught 5th grade mathematics for three years. During her summers off, she served as the Director of Residential Life for a non profit dedicated to creating pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists. Upon her third year of teaching, Christian decided to pursue her passion of working in higher education. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a master's degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs. During her time at UConn, Christian worked with Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Residential Life, and First Year Programs & Learning Communities.