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About DICE at Heinz College


Dareen Basma Dareen Basma, Ph. D, LPC

she/her/hers

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity
dbasma@andrew.cmu.edu

Drica Dennis

Drica Dennis

she/her/hers

Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity
fdennis@andrew.cmu.edu

Interests: Identity, Cultural awareness and Belonging, Recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups.

Tai ChirovskyTai Chirovsky

she/her/hers

Administrative Coordinator of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity; Student Affairs; Academic Services; and Marketing
tchirovs@andrew.cmu.edu

Interests: Community building, civic engagement, arts and culture as a means of connection.

Kritika Dwivedi

Kritika Dwivedi

she/her/hers

Research Assistant of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity

Interests: Cross-cultural education and engagement, equal opportunities for underrepresented minorities, and student wellness.

Yash Jahagirdar

Yash Jahagirdar

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Research Assistant of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity

Interests: Gender discrimination, cross-cultural transitions, empowerment, and community building.

Anindita Sahu

Anindita Sahu

she/her/hers

Research Assistant of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity

Interests: Student welfare, mental well-being, improving international student experience, celebrating different cultures.

Brook Russi Arias

Brook Russi Arias

she/her (ella)

Research Assistant of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity

Interests: Data as a tool to tackle gender, racial, and economic inequities; mental health and well-being; DEI awareness. 

Stachal Harris

Stachal Harris

she/her/hers

Research Assistant of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity

Interests: Black mental wellness and joy, community building, and cross-cultural education.

Meher Dhaliwal

Meher Dhaliwal

she/her/hers

Research Assistant of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity

Interests: Dismantling white supremacy, community building, cross-racial solidarity and using data to promote racial, civil and social policy. 

Bikash Gupta

Bikash Gupta

he/him/his

Research Assistant of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity

Interests: Dismantling Casteism, Social Justice, Women empowerment in Nepal, Economic Development, Using Data for Social Good, Politics, and Policy.

Jordan Fields

Jordan Fields

she/her/hers

Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity Fellow

Interests: Lowering education and income inequality amongst Black communities and providing quality civic and political education to marginalized populations. 

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Email our office at heinzdiceoffice@andrew.cmu.edu