Shannon P. Bartlett

by Justin Cates
Shannon P. Bartlett
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
National Geographic Society

Shannon P. Bartlett serves as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at the National Geographic Society.

In this role, Bartlett oversees the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and helps cultivate an environment where people of every race, identity, experience, and ability have a role in its mission-driven work.

She works in partnership with the Society’s staff-led DEI Council and Steering Committee, and serves as an adviser to teams across the organization to ensure our DEI principles are embedded in all aspects of our work.

Bartlett joined the Society from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law where she served as associate dean of inclusion & engagement and was an instructor. In this role, she led and managed the school’s inclusion and engagement activities.

Bartlett previously served in a number of roles at higher education institutions, including as dean of students at the University of Chicago Law School.

Bartlett received her J.D. from the DePaul University School of Law, her M.A. degree in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and her B.A degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.

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