Prior to joining Dalhousie University in September 2020, as Director of African Nova Scotian Community Engagement, Jalana worked as a non-practicing lawyer in the areas of policy, research and strategic planning. In 2016, Jalana completed work as Lead Researcher with the Lord Dalhousie Panel, commissioned to explore the relationship between Dalhousie, race and slavery. Jalana was the 2017 – 2018 Access to Justice Coordinator on a project tasked with addressing barriers faced by Racialized Ontarians at the administrative tribunal level. In 2019 Jalana worked as the Knowledge Lead on the African Nova Scotian Youth Lab, a project committed to identifying ways to address disproportionate unemployment rates among Black youth in Nova Scotia. During the past two years, Jalana has engaged with various government and not-for-profit organizations to explore issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, paying particular attention to deliverables and outcomes that reflect the needs and capacity of collaborators.
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