Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Shorelight is woven into the fabric of our corporate strategy and mission to Educate the World. Comprised of a committee of dedicated team members, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and senior leadership, DEI creates strategic accountability and a dedicated focus on ensuring every stakeholder feels welcome, respected, and valued.
Who We Are
Our DEI subcommittees and affinity groups empower employees to create a welcoming, respectful, and supportive cross-cultural work environment.
Curriculum & Awareness
Supports an inclusive workplace through trainings and resources to help bring awareness of DEI issues to all stakeholders.
Education, Engagement, & Accountability
Employees can share experiences and identify bias while holding ourselves accountable to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.
Hiring, Retention, & Advancement
Promotes equitable and inclusive practices throughout the organization, leading to a diverse and empowered workforce.
Organization & Activism
Encourages employee participation across DEI focus areas with guidance for personal, business, and community opportunities.

Our Student Impact

A smiling male international student in a red plaid shirt sits across from a female interviewer during a student visa interview.

Student Ambassadors

Enrolled international students address the unique needs of prospective students across our campuses, through the application process and into the first year.
Three international students, two female students, and one male interacting with each other at orientation.

Pre-Arrival Counseling & Orientations

International students receive travel, cultural, and social support so they are prepared to succeed — in class and beyond — once on campus.
A diverse group of five international students stand in a field and hold flags from Italy, the USA, the UK, and Brazil.

International Education Week (IEW)

Held annually in November, International Education Week celebrates the many values and benefits of bringing culturally diverse perspectives to US university campuses.

Our Goals

Shorelight aims to incorporate DEI principles across the organization. Our ongoing efforts are primarily achieved through:


Inform stakeholders of DEI related activities in a timely, consistent, and engaging way.

Business Impact & Influence

Provide actionable insights that grow our business and create a community of trust.

Geo & Ethnocentric Strategy

Identify regional representatives to promote DEI strategy.

Resources & Training

Develop DEI-focused trainings to enrich internal and external stakeholders.

Our People

Get to know Shorelight’s employees around the world.

Ahmed Mohamed

As a People Partner for MENA, South America, and Southeast Asia, Ahmed advocates for a more DEI-aware and responsible Shorelight.

Jennifer Buss, human resources business partner for all campuses at Shorelight, smiles for the camera

Jennifer Buss

Jennifer Buss was born in Japan to a Filipino mother and an American father. She grew up in Germany and moved to the States where she finished high school and graduated from college in Colorado. Buss joined Shorelight in May 2018, is the Human Resources Business Partner for all campus teams and several departments in HQ, and is co-chair of the AAPI Affinity Group.

McCahl Murray, assistant academic director at LSU Global and co-chair of the Shorelight GLOW committee, smiles for the camera

McCahl Murray

McCahl is the assistant academic director at LSU Global and co-chair of Shorelight’s global wellness employee committee (GLOW). She works with international students, encouraging excellence in education, while promoting positive mental health for students and coworkers.