Diversity Officers, Committees, and Offices

These officers, committees, and offices promote diversity and inclusion at MIT, but every community member can play a role in advancing a respectful and caring community. Please feel free to reach out to the people listed below. We welcome your ideas for change, improvements, feedback, and other communications.

I. Officers, Directors, Managers, and Diversity Representatives

  • Beatriz Cantada, Director of Engagement for Diversity and Inclusion, Institute Community and Equity Office
  • Bianca Lepe, Graduate Student Council (GSC) Representative and Chair of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Blanche E Staton, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Director of the Office of Graduate Education
  • Chevalier Cleaves, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Lincoln Laboratory
  • Denise Phillips, Diversity Officer, MIT AeroAstro
  • DiOnetta Jones Crayton, Associate Dean and Director, Office of Minority Education
  • Eboney Hearn, Executive Director, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs
  • Gerardo Garcia-Rios, Associate Dean & Co-Director, Student Support Services
  • Gustavo Burkett, Senior Associate Dean, Diversity & Community Involvement, Division of Student Life
  • Jason McKnight, Assistant Director, Department Support Program & MindHandHeart
  • Kathleen Cahill, Associate Dean for Accessibility & Usability
  • Kathleen Monagle, Associate Dean, Student Disability Services
  • Kate McCarthy, Associate Dean, Student Support &Wellbeing, Division of Student Life
  • Kwadwo Poku, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives, MIT Medical
  • La-Tarri Canty, Associate Dean of Intercultural Engagement/SPXCE Intercultural Center
  • Lauryn McNair, Assistant Dean of Intercultural Engagement for LBGTQ+, Women and Gender Services
  • Libby Mahaffy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Office of Human Resources
  • Mandana Sassanfar, Lecturer and Diversity Coordinator, Department of Biology and Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
  • Mary Ziegler, Program Manager of Online Accessibility, Office of Digital Learning
  • Monica Orta, Director, Diversity and Student Support, Program in Media Arts and Sciences
  • Nina DeAgrela, Assistant Dean, Multicultural Programs
  • Ray Reagans, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MIT Sloan
  • Sarah Rankin, Director and Title IX Coordinator

II. Committees (centrally sponsored and those reporting to units)

III. Offices (organized by the group served)






(Student clubs are included if they have a physical space.)

Extended Community

IV. Other Resources