Diversity and Inclusion Committees | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Diversity and Inclusion Committees

At the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, we see inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging as organizational and service imperatives, and we are committed to building a School environment that supports a diverse, vibrant, creative community of problem-solvers, innovators, inventors, designers, and artists. 


Members of Inclusion at Tandon Committee with speakers at diversity summit

Inclusion @ Tandon

Inclusion @ Tandon (I@T) initiative is part of Tandon’s capacity-building efforts to ensure that Tandon is a place where all groups feel they are valued, belong, and can thrive. More specifically the initiative is focused on developing a comprehensive and sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan at the school, including K-12 efforts and pipeline initiatives, attracting, and creating an atmosphere of support for diverse students at Tandon, and hiring, developing, and retaining diverse faculty.

The Inclusion @ Tandon inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE) Strategic Plan includes four Strategic Foci including:

  1. IDBE Leadership, Training, and Development 
  2. Outreach, Access, Recruitment, and Retention
  3. Strategic Innovation and Sustainable Growth 
  4. Communication with Stakeholders

View the Strategic Plan

Inclusion @ Tandon Committee Members

  • Tega Brain, Industry Assistant Professor, Technology, Culture and Society
  • Phyllis Frankl, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Siddharth Garg, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Amakoe Gbedemah, Lecturer, Mathematics for Engineering
  • Rachel Greenstadt, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Amy Hurst, Associate Professor, Technology, Culture and Society and Director of Ability Project
  • Vikram Kapila, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Miguel Modestino, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Jin Montclare, Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Beth Noveck, Professor, Technology, Culture and Society
  • Andre Taylor, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Yao Wang, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Academic Associate Dean

  • Rosemary Ampuero, Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • Mariah Bater, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Victoria Bill, Director of Makerspace
  • Christine Curtis, Event Planner
  • Elizabeth Ensweiler, Senior Director of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions 
  • Benjamin Esner, Director of Center for K12 STEM Education
  • Susan Hermon, Program Coordinator, Center for K-12 STEM Education
  • Karmini Hossain, Senior HR Generalist/Recruitment Manager
  • Jillian James, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs
  • Emerald Knox, Project Manager, ECE
  • Gita Jadgish Kumar, HR Administrator
  • Cindy Lewis, Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management Academic Affairs
  • Karine-Frederique Loriot, Associate Dean of Career Services
  • Cynthia Monsour, Assistant Director of Human Resources
  • Nina Nguyen, Director of Human Resources
  • Melinda Parham, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Andrew Rapin, Director of Graduate Admissions

  • Naya Acosta
  • Danny Alcedo
  • Amber Alex
  • Fiorabella Cogley
  • Roxie Floyd
  • Thomas Gutierrez
  • Shahrin Haque
  • Alex Him 
  • Rachel Ombok
  • Sowdamini Pogaru
  • Suqi Wu

  • Brittney Atkinson-Mcfarlane 
  • Zainab Babikir
  • Brien Bledsoe
  • De'Anne Kennedy


Black and Latino Men @ Tandon

The Black and Latino Men at Tandon (BLMT) initiative seeks to create an academic environment that supports the self-actualization of Black and Latino men and promotes their sustained presence in STEM. 

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Women @ Tandon

Women @ Tandon seekd to increase recruitment, retention, and success of women through a wide range of programs, services and activities geared towards building a supportive environment of and for women; and cultivate and showcase women to be leaders in the transformation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math locally and globally.

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