JEDI Student Leaders

Established in 2021, in alignment with the mission and values of Babson College and Learner Success & Campus Life, the overall purpose of the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Student Leader position is to assist in the continued development of a Babson community that is socially just and equitable for ALL students across numerous social identities.

JEDI Student Leaders act as a catalyst for generating socially conscious leaders who utilize the tools of ET&A to celebrate, mentor, problem-solve, navigate conflict and deliver and make appropriate referrals to resources for historically marginalized communities*.

*Historically marginalized communities include, but are not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); economically disadvantaged, international and undocumented students; students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) or other marginalized sexual or gender identities; religious and/or spiritual students, and students with disabilities.

The Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Student Leaders are a group of Babson Undergraduate Students who serve as representatives of the Office of Multicultural and Identity Programs. JEDI Student Leaders are tasked with thinking uniquely, critically and creatively about ways to help maintain a Babson Community that is brave, empathic, socially just and equitable for students across all social identities.

Through the office of MIP, the JEDI Student Leaders work to strengthen the student environment and advance the creation of an inclusive and affirming community through partnerships with students through conducting educational, cultural, social, and personal enrichment programs that promote dialogue, cultural awareness, intercultural knowledge and skills, and social justice principles. To this end, JEDI leaders work together as a team to educate and support each other along with fellow students and catalyze learning around many social identities, including but not limited to:

Ability, age, faith and religion, social-economic status. race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual and romantic orientation, language and more. 

JEDI Student Leaders will work closely with MIP in the creation of an inclusive and affirming Babson community by building relationships with students through:

  • Supervision of the Diversity Suite and serving as a peer-to-peer support person for other students and make warm referrals to other campus partners as needed
  • Co-facilitation meetings and workshops with a MIP Staff Member around issues of DEI&B
  • Development and implementation approved community programs, including our weekly Community Conversations group sessions
  • Hosting Instagram Take-overs that initiate dialogues and educational opportunities around DEI&B
  • Active participation and engagement in all programs hosted or cosponsored by MIP
  • …and more!

Meet the Current Jedi '23-'24

Jedi Student Leader Alex

Hanwei (Alex) Zhang

Class of '25


Jedi Student Leader Caylene

Caylene Augustin

Class of '24

(Any Pronouns)

Jedi Student Leader Helen

Helen Way

Class of '26


Jedi Student Leader Julia

Julia Munoz

Class of '26


Jedi Student Leader Madi

Madi Spence

Class of '24


Jedi Student Leader Renee

Renee Han

Class of '26


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