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OGDI Graduate Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board

The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion (OGDI) Graduate Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board consists of a team of graduate students from across campus that works closely with OGDI to provide:

  • Leadership
  • Feedback to OGDI regarding the needs of underrepresented graduate student populations on campus and campus resources
  • Graduate student support to promote community enrichment and professional & career development for new and returning graduate students
  • Collaboration with the Graduate School and other campus partners to advance community, professional excellence, and a climate of inclusion for all graduate students but especially those historically underrepresented in the academy
  • Strategic planning and assistance in communicating with constituents across campus on all activities that serve underrepresented graduate student populations
  • Partnership with The Gradaute School's Diversity and Inclusion Faculty/Staff Advisory Board and the Diversity Recruitment Working Group to provide feedback and assist in initiatives

All graduate students from any field or discipline are invited to participate.  Please contact The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Director, Christopher Pérez, for more information: cperez6@umd.edu

 

  Christopher Pérez (he/him), Director, Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion
  Chris Ramírez (he/him), 3rd-year Master of Architecture and Urban Planning student, School of Architecture, OGDI GA (OGDI GS DEI Advisory Board Communications)
  Deanna Barath (she/her), PhD Candidate, Health Services, School of Public Health (OGDI GS DEI Recruitment and Health Equity Coordinator)
  Francesca Henderson (she/her), Doctoral Student, Mathematics and Science Education Specialization, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, College of Education (OGDI GS DEI Advisory Board Outreach and Communications Coordinator)
  Jianna Howard (she/her), 2nd-year Master of Public Health student, School of Public Health (OGDI GS DEI Advisory Board Philanthropy, Engagement, and Wellness Coordinator)
  Christina Conrad (she/her), PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, Clark School of Engineering and President BGSS (OGDI GS DEI  Advisory Board Engagement Coordinator)
Blake O'Neal Turner (she/her), PhD Student, Minority and Urban Education Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park
Danielle Koonce (she/her), PhD Student Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park
Kristina Anna Kramarczuk (she/her), PhD Student, Science Education Specialization, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park
  Christina S. Sessoms (she/her)Ph.D. Candidate, Department of American Studies & Graduate Assistant, The University Career Center & The President's Promise