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Chat in the Garden with Monique A, J. Smith "Where Significance Blooms in


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Nationally recognized weekly podcast where Women of Color in Athletic Administration and Sports Business are spotlighted. Each guests gives her career journey, advice for others and her current initiatives. The Fall 2020 will begin its 7th Season with a listener base that has grown to 1.7K member privateFacebook community. "A Chat in the Garden with Monique A. J. Smith"

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Taylor Shields is University of West Georgia's Coordinator of Facilities & Events. Previously, she was Asst. Compliance Director & Game Day Operations at University of Montevallo. She got her start as Sports Service Coordinator Intern... more

Maya Carter has been Director of Aquatics at University of South Carolina Upstate for 14 years. She started her recreational journey at 15 by becoming a lifeguard and has remained in this industry ever since. She loves working with the water... more

This episode originally aired July 27, 2022. In June 2022, Arnika Edwards was named Asst. AD for Student Career and Leadership Development at Stony Brook University. Previously, she was Director of Basketball Operations on the... more

Crystal Massenburg is a highly accomplished professional in the field of sports administration and education. She holds a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science, specializing in Sports Administration, from the University of North Carolina at... more

Ericia Turner is Executive Director of Athletics for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. She attended UNC Chapel Hill on a full basketball scholarship and later transferred to NC A&T University, where she graduated with a BS in... more

Reyna Gilbert-Lowry serves as serves as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Inclusive Excellence and Alumni Engagement and Senior Woman Administrator at Virginia Tech. She joined the Hokies in 2008 and her responsibilities include... more

Born to challenge the status quo, Dr. Dominique Pritchett is a mental wellness strategist, speaker and therapist as well as the founder and podcast host of Space for Sistas. She strategically works with individuals and companies to prioritize... more

Jamesetta Cleveland is the mom of 3 multi-sport athletes. She's an Army brat, a college football mom, an athlete's rights advocate and NIL brand development specialist. After her son graduated from the Air Force Academy, she founded... more

Malachi Hinton is a professional athlete in the equestrian sport of show jumping. She began her career in her hometown of Newport News, VA and competes at national/international levels. She's had an extensive career with wins and... more

Kimberly's accomplishments and awards include: National Chair of Commission of Entertainment & Chair of Fundraising and Membership for National Congress of Black Women Development Director for GLOVE Ministries which assists DV... more

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