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Congratulations to Pharmacology graduate student, Juanita Limas, for both co-founding the JEDI Leadership Fellows program and being selected in the first cohort of the JEDI Leadership Fellows.

Juanita Limas

The mission of the program is to foster the development of emerging leaders in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To accomplish this, each cohort will split into teams to develop collaborative projects and initiatives to impact leadership or policy in a sustainable way with the potential for long-term impact in creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community.

In addition to being selected as one of ten JEDI Leadership Fellows, Juanita is a member of the program planning committee and one of the co-founders of the JEDI Leaderhip Program.


I enjoy leadership activities and it was important for me to be a part of a group of like-minded individuals who also wanted to be leaders” shared Juanita Limas, one of the group’s co-founders and planning committee members. She continued, “Forming the JEDI cohort invigorates me because it allows me to exchange ideas and collaborate with other students who care just as much about JEDI issues as I do. Furthermore, they have the same “ganas” and passion that I do to start real change. And I Iove that!” ~Juanita Limas

Congratulations, Juanita!  Thank you for your leadership in establishing the JEDI program!  We appreciate the insight, passion, and tenacity that you bring to these issues!

~ Excerpts and quotes are from the original article published on UNC Health/SOM VItal SIgns March 4, 2021.

~See the full list of JEDI Leadship Fellows and learn more about them here