Thank you to the collaborators at #California #CEEDAR for inviting me to participate in their Critical Collaborations Series to discuss inclusive practices within the academy, guiding J.E.D.I. principles and innovative practices to advance advocacy work in IHEs. It was a pleasure to join our episode host Dr. Nicole Schneider and fellow esteemed panelists Dr. Nat Hansuvadha and Dr. Eric Engdahl. Thank you for all of the advocacy work you do in our communities. Supporting our students and modeling what it means to uplift our colleagues whose invisible labor, taxation, mentoring and community service, which can often go unnoticed, is valued and imperative.