Sherita Love

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Sherita Love began her career in education in the Webster Groves School District before moving into curriculum, program and staff development with YMCA Community Development Programs. Aside from Sherita’s role as a director with the YMCA, she was a national trainer with the Y of the USA in Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion courses for professional staff, served on the Multicultural Mentorship Committee with the YMCA of the USA and the Diversity and Inclusion Council with the Gateway Region YMCA. There, Sherita developed the current model for Diversity, Inclusion and Global strategy for the staff in St. Louis and Southwest Illinois. She continues to serve on the board of the O'Fallon Park Rec YMCA in St. Louis and on the WEDO (Women Empowered to End Disparities in Obesity) board of the Community Development YMCA.

She then joined Diversity Awareness Partnership, a nonprofit in St. Louis focused on increasing awareness, facilitating engagement and providing education about diversity and inclusion managing youth programs like Give Respect, Get Respect (an anti-bias program), EXPLORE (STEM Career Immersion Programs) and the Diverse-City Art Competition.

Sherita currently serves as the Manager of the Education Hub (EdHub STL) at Innovation Hall powered by Venture Cafe St. Louis. She is also the founder of ExpandED Equity Collaborative where she works to close the education opportunity gap in collaboration with educators and community, the co-founder of GLAMM (Girls Lead and Make Moves) promoting education and empowerment for young women of color, advisory board member for Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School, and as a consultant with a lens for supporting girls and students of color with STEMpact’s STEM Teacher Quality Institute, a comprehensive professional development program for teachers in our region focused on "stemitizing" classroom curriculum with Washington University.