The Rollo Diversity Impact Award is a direct reflection of Leite’s dedication and passion “to understanding social justice and how oppressive systems, still in place, continue to prevent equitable access to resources and opportunities to historically underrepresented groups.”
Leite shared she feels honored to receive this award as an acknowledgment of her service to improve diversity in the College of Education and across UF.
“This means a lot because it’s based on the recognition of the work that I’ve been doing in the last year,” she said.
In the future, Leite hopes to continue to be part of various initiatives to ensure that we cultivate an inclusive campus environment.
“I hope that we can continue to do partnerships with the College of Education and other colleges and events that are happening across campus,” she said. “I think one of the main goals of the campus diversity liaisons is to ensure this collaboration across the college and among the different centers to ensure that we partner effectively to disseminate the values of inclusion, diversity, equity and access.”