Department: Nuclear Science and Engineering
Hometown: Newport, RI
GCF Position: ICEO Programming & Events
I help out with the Institute Community & Equity Office (ICEO). As part of this position, I help to organize and greet people at our events. I also help with drafting publicity material as well as sharing information about our organization at activities fairs. Finally, I help to draft and review our newsletter.
How does your GCF project enhance the graduate student community?
The Institute Community & Equity Office enhances the MIT community by helping to make it a more welcoming and accepting environment for all members of the MIT community. We provide events where people can learn about how to promote community and acceptance. For example, last semester we had an event with the MIT Police so that members in the community could get to know the police to help to foster a sense of cooperation.
What is your favorite part of working in your GCF position?
I enjoy welcoming people to our events. It is fun to interact with a diverse subset of our community, and it is nice to know that I am helping foster a sense of acceptance and equity.