Ms. Janae Hubbard has joined the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in the role of equity, diversity and inclusion program manager, a new position at the school.
Ms. Hubbard holds a master of social work degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York and earned her undergraduate degree in African American Studies at UCLA, where she was a four-time letter winner in women’s basketball and led the Bruins to three straight NCAA Tournaments (1998, 1999 and 2000). She said she is happy to return to Westwood, and to do so at the Fielding School.
“This is an opportunity to have broad global impact,” Ms. Hubbard explained. “To provide tools to address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion for the next generation of public health leaders going into the community.”
Before joining the Fielding School earlier this month, Ms. Hubbard worked for the Los Angeles LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Center as senior program manager for Children, Youth, and Family Services. Her duties included managing programs and services for homeless youth, including drop-in services, emergency shelter, transitional living and employment programs. The agency has more than 100 staff members and serves more than 1,500 clients annually.
Previously, Ms. Hubbard served as associate director of multicultural affairs and social justice programs for the Columbia University Office of Multicultural Affairs, where she directed campus-wide diversity and inclusion events for students, faculty and staff.
In a statement welcoming Ms. Hubbard, Dean Ron Brookmeyer said “Janae will utilize her significant knowledge and experience to collaborate with faculty, staff and students to ensure a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at FSPH, on campus, and in the field at large.”Friday Letter Submission, Publish on February 21