ALA’s Distinguished Guest Speaker Series Enriches ALA Community with Diverse Perspectives

Over the past two months, ALA has welcomed two remarkable individuals to our campus as part of our Distinguished Guest Speaker (DGS) Series. This series provides a valuable platform for our students to engage with industry experts and gain insights into various fields of expertise, fostering lifelong leadership learning.

In honor of Environmental Week, ALA welcomed Malik Dasoo, a social and environmental justice activist and researcher, to address the community on the critical issues of agriculture, energy, climate change, and the true essence of activism. Malik’s passion and expertise inspired our students and faculty to deepen their understanding of environmental challenges and the role of individuals in advocating for sustainable practices.

On November 29, we were privileged to host Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, the Managing Director for Spotify in Sub-Saharan Africa. Jocelyne’s inspiring story and career trajectory resonated deeply with our students. She encouraged them to be proactive, question the status quo, and embrace vulnerability as a source of strength. Her insights into pan-Africanism, overcoming imposter syndrome, and navigating the corporate world sparked meaningful conversations and encouraged students to reflect on their own experiences.

The DGS Series has enriched our ALA community by providing opportunities for students to engage with thought leaders and role models. These interactions have challenged our perspectives, expanded our knowledge base, and reinforced our commitment to leadership and positive change. We are grateful to our distinguished guests for sharing their wisdom and inspiring our students.

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