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The DEI Project, Mind Heart for Diversity, and Being Your Unique Self with Dr. Thomas Easley

September 15, 2023 Dr. Thomas Easley Episode 135
Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)
The DEI Project, Mind Heart for Diversity, and Being Your Unique Self with Dr. Thomas Easley
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Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! 

On today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Thomas Easley, Founder Mind Heart for Diversity Consulting about The DEI Project, Mind Heart for Diversity, and Being Your Unique Self.   Read his full bio below.

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Showtimes: 
2:48  Nic & Laura discuss Ghana
7:03   Interview with Dr. Thomas Easley starts
7:42   The DEI Project
29:55  Mind Heart for Diversity
40:25   Field Notes
44:21  Being your unique self

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Connect with Dr. Thomas Easley at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-thomas-rashad-easley-4549675/

Guest Bio:
Thomas RaShad Easley, Ed.D., is the child of civil rights activists that protested in the children’s march in 1963 at the height of the Civil Right movement and integrated an all-white school in Toledo, Ohio. Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the School of the Environment at Yale University (the first school of forestry, 1900). Dr. Easley has attended Alabama A&M University (B.S.), Iowa State University (M.S.), and North Carolina State University (Ed.D.) Dr. Easley has backgrounds in forestry, genetics, and adult education. 

Dr. Easley is a certified diversity, equity and inclusion consultant that works with academic institutions, corporate entities, and other organizations to help them actualize a strong diversity initiative that welcomes everyone and shifts work culture to be equitable. 

Dr. Easley is a musical artist, professor, Eagle Scout, and a former campus pastor. He intentionally merges conscious lyrics, ecumenical spirituality, land stewardship, education, diversity/equity/inclusion principles and entrepreneurial thinking in his lectures, workshops and presentations.

Music Credits
Intro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace Mesa
Outro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller

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Nic & Laura discuss Ghana
Interview with Dr. Thomas Easley starts
The DEI Project
Mind Heart for Diversity
Field Notes
Being your unique self