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Jared Smith


Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Durham, NC 27708
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Jared earned his MA in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership from Tufts University. Before joining the Duke Career Center, Jared worked to provide holistic care to first generation, low-income, and students with undocumented status at Tufts University’s FIRST Resource Center.

As the Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, He is responsible for creating opportunities and access for underrepresented and marginalized student populations at Duke. In this role, He will work closely with Student Leaders, Cultural and Identity Centers, and various offices tasked with supporting these student communities to enhance the resources for and experiences of career readiness and preparedness for Duke’s student communities.

Jared strongly believes that supporting students starts with a holistic approach to their needs. He considers his work a supplemental support to every student’s eventual success. Outside of work Jared enjoys visiting new restaurants, reading, yoga, and dancing.

Trainings completed at Duke: Mental Health First Aid, Trans 101, & Antisemitism 101