our founders

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Dr. Chelsey R. Carter (she/her) is a Black feminist anthropologist specializing in medicine, public health, and race. She holds a doctorate in Socio-cultural Anthropology, a master's in Public Health, and a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She works as an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Carter leads all biomedical and pharmaceutical contracts.
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Dr. Bailey J. Duhé (she/her) is a Black, mixed race feminist anthropologist specializing in race and ethnicity, generation, and US history. She holds a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology and a master’s in Anthropology (specializing museum anthropology) from the University of Colorado Boulder. She works as a DEI consultant and race educator. Dr. Duhé leads all nonprofit, tech, and education contracts.

our history

In 2016, then graduate students Chelsey Carter and Bailey Duhé met at an academic conference. Both Black women working on topics of race in the United States, Chelsey and Bailey began a friendship by swapping life stories, grad school tales, and theoretical citations and meeting up at conferences across the US. In 2020, with graduation on the horizon, Chelsey and Bailey knew they wanted this partnership to continue, and thus, Cardu Collective was born. 

Drs. Carter and Duhé founded Cardu Collective as a place to provide accessible and sustainable DEI consulting and strategy work, in line with their commitment to equity and justice. With a combined 20 years of DEI work and 25 years of educational instructional design, our company works to demystify DEI work to ensure that you and your employees have the type of workplace culture you need to recruit diverse talent, retain workers, and plan for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable future.