This means that Simona Capisani and Olufemi O. Taiwo will be stepping down from their current roles. MAP has always been a network both for and by graduate students, and we’d like to congratulate Simona and Olufemi for having successfully defended their dissertations! They will continue to support the new organizers through their transition and will continue to be a part of the MAP network as they continue on in the profession. We are also grateful to the continued support of the founders, Liam Kofi Bright, Maegan Fairchild, and Yena Lee, for helping us navigate the first changeover in MAP leadership, and we look forward to a smooth transition during this second changeover.
Since the first Organizer Leadership change in 2016, MAP has doubled in size and now spans 8 different countries. MAP’s institutional focus is also shifting, both in response to the new chapters themselves and the new possibilities of the organization's new size and scope. The new MAP leadership will be tasked with taking up the previous leadership’s responses to these changes and are eager for feedback from chapters on new directions for the organization.
Finally, Elise, Olufemi, and Simona want to thank chapters for their hard work, enthusiasm, and contributions over the past two years. It has been a pleasure working with you, and we are grateful for opportunity to play a supportive role in the MAP network. We are excited to see the organization continue to grow and expand, and we are confident in the new leadership’s ability.