Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Skyller Walkes, PhD

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas at Austin
Skyller Walkes, PhD

Many organizations are actively working on diversity, equity, and inclusion, but how does this work differ from decolonization and anti-racism? In this webinar, Skyller Walkes will explore the differences and outline how you and your institution can create paths to engagement, at both the individual and organizational level, with honesty and accountability. Learn how to fully integrate restorative efforts into practices, outreach, pedagogy, and action that will make a lasting change for your organization.

Skyller Walkes is a profoundly impassioned diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion leader who champions critical dialogue with the hopes of impacting positive change within shared communities. As a graduate of the adult, professional, and community education doctoral program at Texas State University, her scholarship focuses on critical race theory, Afro-Latinx identity, art activism, race, and intersectionality.

In her current role as the inaugural assistant dean of diversity and inclusion and assistant professor of instruction in the college of pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, Walkes serves as chief spokesperson of the college of pharmacy on diversity and inclusion, while bringing leadership, vision, integrity, and an intentionally inclusive team-oriented philosophy to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts. This encompasses areas of recruitment, selection, appointment, and retention of diverse students, faculty and staff, while promoting a culturally responsive approach to pedagogical and andragogical development in the healthcare sciences.

If you can’t get into the Zoom webinar, you can also watch live on our Facebook page.


March 30, 2021
11:00am-12:30pm PDT
Online via Zoom

Amplified: Race and Reality in STEM aims to give a national platform to speakers to have candid conversations around race and diversity in the STEM fields. Launched in 2020 as part of Gladstone’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, this series is hosted in partnership with Georgia Tech, the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute at University of Washington, and The University of Texas at Austin. We hope these discussions spark change throughout the sciences. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.