Touro's New Equity Officer

Anika Lee Named TUC's New University Equity Officer

December 22, 2021
Anika Lee
Anika Lee

Anika Lee, who will earn her Master of Public Health degree in 2022, and 2020 Public Health Social Justice Fellow at Touro University California, has been named the school’s new University Equity Officer according to an announcement made by Dr. Rolly Kali-Rai, Director of Inclusion at TUC.

An East Bay native and a Touro Diversity Scholarship recipient, Lee has an extensive background in equity work and looks forward to creating opportunities for success for Touro students.

Dr. Kali-Rai said Lee will develop new programs and practices that effectively increase diversity and equity while actively providing support and collaboration.

“She is excited at the opportunity to administer training and hold safe space sessions to nurture open communication to help groups within Touro and our community to embrace and understand differing perspectives for an inclusive environment,” Dr. Kali-Rai said.

“I am looking forward to continuing the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that yields meaningful success for staff, faculty, and students within our university and local community,” Lee said. “Actively engaging with campus community and searching for grants and corporate allies to assist in funding our work to develop standard cultural humility curriculum and opportunities for students is exciting to me.”