About DICE at Heinz College
Dareen Basma, Ph.D., LPC (she/her/hers)
Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity
Cassandra Rios (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity
Interests: Recruitment & retention of diverse populations to higher education, mental health & well-being, and celebration of unique identities.
Sarah Malone, M.ED. (she/her/hers)
Senior Administrative & Events Coordinator
Interests: Disability education and accessibility, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, inclusive retention policies and understanding intersectionality to cultivate a community that celebrates student differences.
Vedantika Chaudhary (she/her/hers)
Interests: Representation of all communities in cinema, advocating LGBTQIA+ rights and ethical media & journalism.
Jordan M. Fields (she/her/hers)
Interests: Civic and political education, empowering Black students and communities, and combating misinformation targeting Black and Brown communities.
Meriem Fouad (she/her/hers)
Interests: Advocating for DEI practices, making sure that students of all identities feel welcome at Heinz, and celebrating cultural events.
Rupali Kavale (she/her/hers)
Interests: Increasing women representation in STEM fields, tackling gender inequality and promoting inclusivity across all forums.
Grace George Sam (she/her/hers)
Interests: Enhancing the international student experience, making spaces inclusive for those with invisible disabilities, understanding lived experiences of women and leveraging technology at the polity-policy nexus.
Prasiddha Sudhakar (she/her/hers)
Interests: Intersection of data and DEI, building foundations and understanding around Hinduphobia.
Laila Tasneem Bera (she/her/hers)
Interests: Exploring the Diaspora experience, advocating for Women of Color and celebrating cross-cultural exchange as international students.
Arvind Thever (he/him/his)
Interests: Building a student community, enhancing international student experience, spreading information about DICE across communities.
Chinmay Vivek (he/him/his)
Interests: Enhancing student experience, mental health, using data to solve DEI issues, advocating diversity across teams, celebrating all identities.