Center for Diversity & Inclusion


  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Fax: 202-885-1168
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 201 and 202

    Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Mailing Address

The Power Lunch

Do you have unanswered questions on how to navigate the workforce or are anxious about what to expect post-graduation?

The Power Lunch is designed for students like you who are thinking about their careers and would benefit from candid advice from a faculty member. This is a great opportunity to receive an insiders perspective and expertise on what's to come post-graduation. Lunch is provided by CDI. Come with questions and excitement for this unique opportunity!

Open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and disciplines. Interested students should email Tracey Livingston ( and briefly explain which faculty member you would like to meet with and why you are interested. Space is limited and will be on a first-come basis.

Fall 2013 Lunches

Wanda Wigfall-Williams, Assistant Professor, School of International Service
Wednesday November 6 from 12:00-1:30pm

Designed for students who seek a career in intercultural and international communication

Professor Wigfall-Williams has significant experience and prestige in intercultural and international communication and conflict analysis, management and resolution disciplines. Her work is focused on identity issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Through her consulting practice, she has worked with several government departments, including the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, in domestic and international settings.

Sonya Grier, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Kogod School of Business
Tuesday November 12 from 12:30-2:00pm

Designed for students who seek a career in marketing and/or business

Professor Grier brings substantial interdisciplinary expertise on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing, and social marketing. She has policy experience with the Federal Trade Commission, sits on several Boards, and is eager to give career advice to students.

Wendy Melillo, Assistant Professor, School of Communication
Thursday November 14 from 12:00-1:30pm

Designed for students who seek a career in Communications, journalism, or advertising

Professor Melillo brings substantial expertise as a former reporter for The Washington Post, as a nominee for a Pulitzer Prize, and as an award recipient from the White House Correspondents’ Association. She spent nearly a decade covering political advertising and strategic communication planning for Adweek and is eager to give career advice to students.  

Stef Woods, Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology
Wednesday November 20 from 12:00-1:30pm

Designed for students who seek a career in social media, online branding, advocacy, or law

Professor Woods has a variety of expertise in the areas of writing, health advocacy, sexuality education, and law. She has been featured in numerous publications such as The Daily Beast, USA Today College, and, and is eager to give career advice to students.