Mala Ghosh, Maria Segala and Madeline Smith have been selected to receive the SHASS Infinite Mile Award for Inclusion. As MISTI’s team lead for diversity, equity and inclusion, Mala has worked closely with colleagues to promote inclusion across MISTI programs. The multifaceted plan she developed includes outreach to partners across campus, data assessment, creating new events and resources for students and staff info sessions, among other things. Her successful proposals to the ICEO Committee on Race & Diversity enabled MISTI to launch IdentityX program student pre-departure sessions, a blog, and student leadership development. Both Madeline and Maria have been instrumental in building these activities as a part of the team Mala brought together. Madeline has been coordinating outreach, organizing event logistics, and developing communication around the student programs. Maria has expanded critical data collection to better assess and track our progress, provides comprehensive analysis on student data around inclusion, and facilitates LGBTQ trainings.
May 13, 2019