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Mx. Nic Sakurai (they/them pronouns) is a higher education leader and social justice champion. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member for American University, they are an independent consultant and currently serve as the Director of Leadership Initiatives and Associate Director of the LGBT Equity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Sakurai has traveled in over three dozen countries, and has taken university students to Mexico and to Thailand. They have presented on topics of diversity, inclusion, internationalism, facilitation, and leadership for numerous organizations such as the U.S. Department of State, Pan American Development Foundation, American Bar Association, University Studies Abroad Consortium, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Organization of Chinese Americans, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, and at dozens of universities including UCLA, University of Michigan, Cornell, Columbia, NYU, Yale, and Georgetown. Sakurai is also a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) by the University of Miami, through their International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).
International MBA, IE Business School (Madrid, Spain); MA in International Training and Education, American University (Washington, DC); BA with Sociology major and Computer Science minor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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