About the Institute Community and Equity Office


The ICEO mission is to advance a respectful and caring community
that embraces diversity and empowers everyone to learn and do their best at MIT.

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The Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO) serves as a thought leader on the subjects of community, equity, inclusion, and diversity; a focal point for organizing MIT’s related activities and conversations; and a hands-on practitioner who disseminates best practices and inspires the awareness and enthusiasm to help them flourish. The acronym ICEO can refer to either the Office – with staff listed below – or to the Officer, Ed Bertschinger.

Drawing on the strength and energy of our extraordinary diversity of experiences and backgrounds, the ICEO shall lead MIT to make practical progress on a daily basis toward cultivating a caring community focused on MIT’s shared values of excellence, meritocracy, openness, integrity, and mutual respect. This work shall be carried out in ways that enhance the life and work of MIT faculty, students, postdocs, and staff, with the aim of making everyone here feel that MIT is home. The ICEO reports to the Provost.

Ed BertschingerInstitute Community and
Equity Officer
Email: edbert@mit.edu
Twitter: @EdbertMIT
Phone: (617) 324-7319

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77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Beatriz CantadaProgram Director
Email: bcantada@mit.edu
Phone: (617) 258-0549

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Shauna Y Bush-FentyAdministrative Assistant
Email: sfenty@mit.edu
Phone: (617) 715-2066

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77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139