An Identity in Crisis: The Impact of a Single Decision

Feb 16, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Leo Taylor

What happens when one decision changes every aspect of your life and makes you question your core identities? Courtney Johnson, Chief Program and Education Officer, from the Ohio State University Office of Institutional Equity, will discuss some of the choices she made in the past that changed the course of her entire life and set her on the path that led her to where she is today doing equity work. Her inspiring presentation will generate awareness about a topic that creates significant barriers to jobs and education, especially for members of marginalized groups. Insights shared in this session will enable participants to better understand and support individuals who face similar challenges.

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About the speaker

Headshot of a black woman with short black hair wearing glasses and a black and white striped blouseCourtney Johnson, Chief Program and Education Officer, from the Ohio State University Office of Institutional Equity, is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, Courtney attended Purdue University, earning a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. In 2014, Courtney returned to Columbus and to Ohio State to continue her academic and professional pursuits. Courtney earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Courtney leads a team of educators that helps to inform and consult with members of the Ohio State community about our policies. They facilitate both preventative and responsive educational opportunities for individuals and groups. Courtney is interested in the ways that our institutions make decisions and how those decisions impact marginalized groups.