Saida Bonifield is the Director of Sexuality and Gender Diversity at the University of Kansas. She previously served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Project Manager in the Office of Diversity and Equity at KU. She has been doing diversity, equity, and inclusion work in higher education since 2009 and has worked at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kansas. In her spare time, Saida enjoys reading novels, being outdoors, and playing with her two cats, Taj and Honey.