Learn more about Shay Marlowe, a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist at Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy!


Shay Marlowe has been an employee with Minnesota state since November 2022. Before becoming a DEI training specialist, Shay worked as a diversity recruiter and was dedicated to increasing hiring and retention of people of color, veterans, women and adults with disabilities. 

From Shay:

My top or most memorable accomplishments in/of 2023 were:

A. becoming a member and mentor with the 100 Black Men Twin Cities non-profit organization (February 2023)

B. being selected to chair the Men of African ERG within DHS (March 2023)

C. being selected to chair "Day of Service" as part of the Governor's Council on the Celebration of MLK Day 2024 (September 2023)

D. starting my new position as a DEI training specialist for MNCWTA (November 2023)

Each of these accomplishments made me feel more connected to my life's mission of serving others, especially those who are often marginalized in society.

Looking forward to a new year, what excites you? 

I am excited about many things in 2024, but one that stands out the most is getting to do more work in the DEI-field. I believe that many people and organizations still do not understand why DEI matters or how it relates to their lives, regardless of their skin color or background. I hope to be a resource and advocate to countless people who want to be true allies and change-makers.

What is a personal or professional goal (New Year's resolution) for you?

My personal goal is to travel as often as possible. I plan to visit my grandparents in New Jersey more frequently and see my cousin play football in California during his third year in the NFL.