Graduate Diversity Ambassadors

The Graduate Diversity Ambassadors are current MIT graduate students who partner with OGE Diversity Initiatives to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community at MIT.

Over the past year, our Graduate Diversity Ambassadors engaged with over 775 prospective graduate students by attending 12 diversity recruitment conferences, hosting eight GradCatalyst sessions, reviewing 20 statements of objectives of our MIT Summer Research Program – General (MSRP) and CONVERGE alumni applying to MIT graduate programs, evaluating almost 500 applications for MSRP, acclimating MSRP interns to the MIT community, and established a Graduate Students of Color Advisory Council to foster collaboration across student organizations and enhance the overall graduate student community.  The legend below indicates the various ways the ambassador is involved in Grad Diversity programs during the academic year.

GAAP      Graduate Application Assistance Program
GradCatalyst      GradCatalyst Facilitator
GSOC-AC      Graduate Students of Color Advisory Council Rep.
MSRP PodLead      MSRP Pod Leader (fka Program Assistant)
MSRP ARC      MSRP Application Review Committee (ARC)
Recruit      Recruitment Conference Representative
Department Name Hometown Involvement
Aeronautics and Astronautics Arthur Brown
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GSOC-AC
MSRP ARC
Recruit
Aeronautics and Astronautics Alvin Harvey
Aztec, New Mexico
GradCatalyst
Aeronautics and Astronautics Stewart Isaacs
Cincinnati, Ohio
GSOC-AC
Aeronautics and Astronautics Cadence Payne
Shelbyville, Kentucky
GSOC-AC
Architecture Mohamed Ismail
Los Banos, Cavite, Philippines
GradCatalyst
Recruit
Biological Engineering Bianca Lepe
Los Angeles, California
GSOC-AC
Biological Engineering Shelbi Parker
San Angelo, Texas
GAAP
Biology Amanda Cruz
Rocklin, California
GAAP
MSRP ARC
Recruit
Biology Alexandra Navarro
El Paso, Texas
GAAP
Biology Anna Yeh
MSRP ARC
Chemical Engineering Daniela Espinosa-Hoyos
Havana, Cuba
MSRP ARC
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ifueko Igbinedion
Palm Desert, California
GSOC-AC
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science   Josué López
Lynwood, CA
GradCatalyst
GSOC-AC
MSRP ARC
Recruit
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Sebastian Pineda
Galveston, Texas
GAAP
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Candace Ross
St. Leonard, Maryland
GAAP
GradCatalyst
GSOC-AC
MSRP PodLead
MSRP ARC
Recruit
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Gladynel Saavedra Peña
San Sebastián, Puerto Rico
MSRP ARC
Health Sciences and Technology Lucy Hu
Thousand Oaks, California
GAAP
Health Science and Technology Claudia Varela
Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
GSOC-AC
MSRP ARC
Mechanical Engineering Phillip Daniel
Durham, North Carolina
GradCatalyst
Mechanical Engineering Kaitlyn Gee
Alameda, California
GAAP
MSRP ARC
Mechanical Engineering Aaron Michael West Jr.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
GAAP
MSRP ARC
Media Arts and Sciences Pedro Colon-Hernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico
GAAP
MSRP ARC
Media Arts and Sciences Randi Williams
PG County, Maryland
GSOC-AC
MSRP PodLead
MSRP ARC
Sloan Isaac Santos
Copan, Honduras
GSOC-AC
Urban Studies and Planning Dasjon Jordan
New Orleans, LA
GSOC-AC
Urban Studies and Planning Stephanie Peña
East Lansing, Michigan
GradCatalyst
Recruit
Urban Studies and Planning Darien Williams
Jacksonville, Florida
GSOC-AC