Bio: Merrianneeta Nesbitt is a Sociology Instructor and the Assistant Director of Faculty & Staff Equity Education at Washington State University. She has over 25 years of experience in community outreach and education, directing training and facilitation, and providing professional development for those in higher education and beyond. Her work involves developing and delivering system-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) educational programs and services, forwarding these initiatives across the state and the nation for WSU. She leads the WSU Community & Equity Leadership Collective that supports the institution through the Division of Student Affairs, and currently serves on the Committee for Inclusive Excellence through the Office of the Provost. Merrianneeta works to build strong partnerships and helps teams expand their knowledge and intentional strategies for more inclusive engagement.