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Our Staff:

Emily Delany
Special Programs and Advising Coordinator
Collaborating with the ODEI team to execute programming and initiatives, as well as serve as the RAS (research and academic services) liaison for ODEI staff and students.
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Ocek Eke, Ph.D.
Director for Graduate Students Programming
Responsible for spearheading strategies to increase retention of underrepresented minority students in all graduate programs at Penn Engineering, particularly those admitted as Dean’s Master’s Fellows and Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Fellows.
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Yulanda Essoka, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Devises student programming; advises student groups; oversees academic coaching and summer research
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André Marston
Administrative Coordinator
Provides clerical support, assists with event logistics, schedules meetings for the Associate Dean and Director, manages the office's conference space, and distributes communications via the website, newsletter, and monitor display system
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Rita Powell, Ed.D.
Director, Fife-Penn CS Academy
Collaborates with ODEI to host free after-school Coding Clubs for boys and girls in grades K through 8 in local elementary schools. Students learn how to code and join a group of supportive peers and role models.
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Laura Stubbs, Ph.D.
Director
Contact for diverse undergraduate and graduate students, including first-generation and/or low-income, with STEM partners such as LSAMP, GEM, government and industry groups.
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Camillo J. Taylor
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Serves as the advisor, advocate, catalyst for change, and institutional resource for elevating the core values of diversity, equity and inclusion in our community
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ODEI Department Liaisons

Each department at SEAS has appointed a liaison to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. To learn more about what DEI initiatives are taking place within your department at SEAS, we invite you to connect with your ODEI Liaison.

Bioengineering  Prof. Dani Bassett
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  Prof. Amish Patel 
Computer and Information Science  Prof. Chris Callison-Burch
Electrical and Systems Engineering  Prof. Lee Bassett
Materials Science and Engineering  Prof. Eric Detsi
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics  Prof. Rob Carpick

Support Our Legacy

Individuals interested in supporting the legacy of Ms. Ingrum are encouraged to contribute to the Cora Ingrum Fund, which has been established in her honor and goes toward ensuring that Penn’s multicultural programs remain strong.