Carnegie Mellon University

Advocates in the Community

Diversity and inclusion are everybody’s work, and there are champions at every level across campus. Here are some examples of advocates whose work spans the CMU experience. Should you have questions about a particular focus-area, please contact an individual below.

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A photo of William AlbaWilliam Alba
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Mellon College of Science

Miguel AlvarezMiguel Alvarez

Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Office of Admission (Undergraduate)

Vijayakumar BhagavatulaVijayakumar Bhagavatula

Director, CMU-Africa

Jacobo BielakJacobo Bielak

Hamerschlag University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mandy BestMandy Best

Coordinator of Residential Education and Housefellow for Donner House

Lenore BlumLenore Blum

Faculty Advisor for Women@SCS, Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advocate at Project Olympus and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Maggie BraunMaggie Braun

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Mellon College of Science

A photo of Jen Gilbride-BrownJen Gilbride-Brown
Co-Director, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Courtney BryantCourtney Bryant

Project Administrator, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty

Amy BurkertAmy Burkert

Vice Provost for Education

Renee CamerlengoRenee Camerlengo

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Travis CarlessTravis Carless

President, Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)

Gina CasalegnoGina Casalegno

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Viv ChenViv Chen

Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Tepper Graduate Business Association (GBA)

Erica Cochran HameenErica Cochran Hameen

Assistant Professor, UDream Program Director and NOMAS Faculty Advisor, College of Fine Arts - Architecture

David EberDavid Eber

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Heinz College

Greg EdlemanGreg Edleman

Director of Admission, Office of Admission (Undergraduate)

Jamie EdwardsJamie Edwards

Assistant Director, Office of Title IX Initiatives

Carol FriezeCarol Frieze

Director, Women@SCS and SCS4ALL, Bias Busters, School of Computer Science

Linda GentileLinda Gentile

Director, Office of International Education

Aaron GeorgeAaron George

Coordinator of Community Standards & Integrity and Housefellow for Hamershlag & Scobell

Catherine GetchellCatherine Getchell

Director of Disability Resources

Lucia Gonzalez-PrierLucia Gonzalez-Prier

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Ashley GriceAshley Grice

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations: Engagement with alumni in the southern regions of the United States, as well as the Black, Latino/Hispanic and LGBTQ+ alumni interest groups and current communities at CMU.

Holly HippensteelHolly Hippensteel

Associate Vice President for Community Standards and Diversity Initiatives
Office of the Dean of Students
Co-Director, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Jeff HouserJeff Houser

Director, Recruiting and Staffing Services

Annette JacobsonAnnette Jacobson

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering and Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering

Annie JulianAnnie Julian

Student Activities, Heinz College

George Kantor George Kantor

Advisor for Girls of Steel and Senior Systems Scientist, The Robotics Institute

John KitchinJohn Kitchin

Chair, Plaidvocates Program, College of Engineering

Jess KleinJess Klein

Gender Programs and LGBTQ+ Initiatives 

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion 

Beth KotarskiBeth Kotarski

Director, University Health Services

Jelena KovačevićJelena Kovačević

Department Head, Hamerschlag University Professor, ECE and BME

Lisa KriegLisa Krieg

Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services

Kurt KumlerKurt Kumler

Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)

A photo of Ayana LedfordAyana Ledford
Founding Executive Director, Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS)
Heinz College
Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, Dietrich College

Suzie Laurich-McIntyreSuzie Laurich-McIntyre

Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Graduate Student Ombudsman

Karishma ManglaniKarishma Manglani

Chair of the Advocacy Committee of Student Senate

Diana MarculescuDiana Marculescu

Founding Director, College of Engineering Center for Faculty Success, Bias Busters and Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Colleen McMullenColleen McMullen

Executive Director, Diversity Initiatives, Tepper School

Sneha NarraSneha Narra

International Student Advocate, Graduate Student Assembly

John PapinchakJohn Papinchak

University Registrar

Jonathan ReynoldsJonathan Reynolds

Outreach Project Manager, School of Computer Science Dean's Office

Kathryn RoederKathryn Roeder

Vice Provost for Faculty and Chair for the Faculty Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Development

Maggie SikoraMaggie Sikora

Director of The HUB and Associate Director of Enrollment Services

M. Shernell SmithM. Shernell Smith

Assistant Director, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion 

Mark StehlikMark Stehlik

Advisor for SCS4ALL and K-12 CS, Teaching Professor and Assistant Dean for Outreach

Everett TademyEverett Tademy

Assistant Vice President, Equal Opportunity Services and University Ombudsman

Elizabeth VaughanElizabeth Vaughan

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Director of the Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement

Ty WaltonTy Walton

Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Helen WangHelen Wang

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Residential Education 

Amanda WillardAmanda Willard

VP of Campus Affairs, Graduate Student Assembly

Amy YearwoodAmy Yearwood

Associate Director of Enrollment Services for Summer Studies and Co-coordinator of the Summer of the (re)CHARGE program