Womxn of Color Employee Resource Group

University Leadership Council Liaisons


Edith Hudson PictureEdith Hudson serves as Marquette’s chief of police. Prior to her time at Marquette, Edith served 25 years with the Milwaukee Police Department. Edith is committed to collaborative, community-focused policing and is passionate about working closely with students, faculty, staff, local law enforcement and community organizations to ensure a safe, thriving campus for all. She is excited to support and help lead the Womxn of Color ERG in building community!




Janice S. Welburn  PictureJanice S. Welburn has served as Marquette’s Dean of Libraries since 2006. A leading achievement of her 13-year tenure has been the Digital Scholarship Lab, a facility established in 2015 as the centerpiece of a growing suite of library services aimed at fostering digital scholarship. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and American History from Atlanta University. Janice has an extensive background in diversity and leadership work and has been a driving support of the Womxn of Color ERG since its beginning.



ERG Co-Chairs


Parisa Mahdavi Shirazi  PictureParisa Mahdavi Shirazi holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette and is the current program associate with the Center for Peacemaking. She leads recruitment for Marquette’s peace studies program, engages student employees through nonviolence education, and manages event planning and program development for the Center. She’s passionate about creating healthy, inclusive spaces for people to connect and thrive!




Sheena Carey PictureSheena Carey serves as an internship coordinator and lecturer for Marquette’s College of Communications. She holds a master’s in Speech Communications from Marquette with an emphasis on Organizational Communication and an MBA in Organizational Management and Behavior. Sheena’s research focuses on how diverse groups of people can relate effectively despite internal and external barriers, cultural competency and workforce diversity initiatives.



Kristina CallahanKristina Callahan serves as a Residence Hall Director for Marquette’s Office of Residence Life. She holds a master’s in Counseling- Student Affairs from Northern Arizona University and is working on finishing her MBA at Marquette University. Kristina is passionate about reducing barriers of access to education and creating an inclusive campus climate where all can thrive!




ERG Event Highlights

In honor of Black History Month 2020, the Womxn of Color ERG was honored to host Venice Williams, executive director of Alice’s Garden. She shared with the group her self-care practices, how she shows up for her community, and the ways she lives out her spirituality. Click here to read more about her visit.