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 Erika Fadel ’98

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Erika Fadel joined SMU Dedman School of Law in 2015 as a Director in the Office of Career Services and Director of Diversity and Inclusion. In the fall of 2020, Erika was promoted to full time Director of Diversity. Prior to SMU, she worked for several law firms in Texas as a corporate attorney. She served at the University of Missouri School of Law as a Visiting Professor of Legal Research and Writing, as the Director of Public Service/ Public Interest Law, and as the Director of Diversity. She is responsible for promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging by coordinating such programs as Diversity Orientation and Diversity Week. She also supports the law school’s affinity groups and offers professional development programs and counseling to diverse students.


Natasha Walker

Administrative Assistant to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Faculty


Natasha is one of the newest additions to the Law school. She is the Administrative Assistant to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Faculty. With a strong background in organizational support, she brings efficiency and professionalism to her role. Outside of work, Natasha has a passion for modeling, often taking part in brand photo shoots. She also loves immersing herself in nature through hiking and camping trips, finding solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. Natasha's creative side shines through her interest in home decor, constantly seeking new ways to beautify her living space. Lastly, she is an avid reader, always delving into various genres to expand her knowledge and stimulate her imagination. With aspirations of becoming an SMU student, she is actively working towards completing her transfer requirements with the support of her peers. Natasha takes great pride in supporting students and faculty by coordinating events and workshops, embodying the spirit of being a proud Mustang.