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Stefanie Hicks, CDP

Associate HR Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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Where do you call home?
Chicago, IL (Southside)


What is your favorite part about working at Northwestern?  What is your favorite part of your job?  

I truly enjoy being in an environment where learning and continuous growth is not only encouraged but championed! I am building relationships and working to enhance my own knowledge around human variability. The fact that I have the opportunity to learn, grow and positively impact Northwestern’s community members’ experiences, is more than gratifying!

Do you belong to any Northwestern affinity groups or organizations?
I am a member of the Black Professionals Network (BPN) and the Association for Northwestern University Women (ANUW).

What do you enjoy about being part of these groups?

These groups have connected me to such a diverse group of fantastic people! Through my work I play a role in a variety of committees and task forces across campus that have allowed me the opportunity to connect with others committed to social justice and community building.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I really enjoy reading (just about anything), spending time with my little one, research on social justice, equity and inclusion, and attending outdoor festivals.