Female Leaders of Color

Empowering women and femmes of color in the Johns Hopkins community and beyond.

What is Female Leaders of Color?

Female Leaders of Color at Johns Hopkins University aims to provide a space for women of color to establish a sisterhood committed to improving their academic and social environments on campus as well as in the surrounding Baltimore community. FLOC's values include support, service, solidarity, and empowerment. FLOC strives to increase the visibility of women of color within the student body while also providing mentorship and leadership opportunities for its members.


Our Executive Board

Susana Ferradas Profile

Susana Ferradas

Ava Payton Profile

Ava Payton

Civic Engagement Chair
Eden Gbolade Profile

Eden Gbolade

Erika Ezumba Profile

Erika Ezumba

Heritage & Affinities Programming Chair
Jalyne Wise Profile

Jalyne Wise

Cydney Wilson Profile

Cydney Wilson

Alumni & Graduate Relations Chair
Bersabe Tilahun Profile

Bersabe Tilahun

External Communications Chair
Julisa Cortes Profile

Julisa Cortes

Professional & Academic Development Chair
Sara Bartlett Profile

Sara Bartlett










By joining, you will....

  • Become a part of a long lasting community of kinship among the women of color at Johns Hopkins University
  • Advocate for socio-economic, civil rights and health issues that primarily affect women of color
  • Build a relationship with the disadvantaged community of Baltimore, especially women and children
  • Assist women of color in developing and strengthening their cultural identity

Our values...

JHU FLOC was founded on the following pillars: support, service, solidarity, and empowerment.

JHU FLOC exists to encourage a positive image of women of color and to support its members in their educational, professional, and personal goals.

We are a tight community, and we would love for YOU to join us!