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Sumun Pendakur

Pendakur is the Chief Learning Officer and Director of the USC Equity Institutes at the USC Race and
Equity Center, dedicated to advancing racial justice in higher education and other sectors. She is a
consultant, speaker, and facilitator, helping organizations build capacity for cultural competence and
equitable practices. A scholar-practitioner, she focuses on Critical Race Theory, Asian American and Pacific
Islander students, change agents, and institutional transformation.