Office of Multicultural Programs Staff

Meet our Team!

Nina DeAgrela, Assistant Dean, Office of Multicultural Programs
617) 253-0225

Nina comes to MIT after 13 years at Bentley University. She worked in a number of student affairs roles including student conduct and new student orientation. Additionally, she’s advised myriad of student groups including the Portuguese Across the Continents, Black United Body, and the Cape Verdean Student Association.

Nina manages the daily operations of the Office of Multicultural Programs. Nina directs the creation, implementation, and assessment of social justice programming and education opportunities on campus through lectures, workshops, and events. Nina also provides opportunities for structured dialogue among students. 

Born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, DeAgrela has a passion for connecting students to purpose and then helping them “thrive, not just survive”. Her concern for students managing rigorous academics and unexpected life events stems from her own experience as a first-generation college student.

Alessandra Robinson, Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs
617) 715-5860


Alessandra is the Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for Multicultural Programs. In her role, Alessandra is responsible for planning and executing social justice programming for OMP, advising student organizations, and supporting students around issues of identity development, self-advocacy, bias, diversity, & inclusion.

Her hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is reflected in her excellent manners, occasional accent, and life-long dedication to dismantling the structures that made it, at times, quite difficult to be a queer, woman of color growing up in the Midwest.

Alessandra is a proud graduate of Wellesley College and has been at MIT for 3 years. Previous to her role in OMP, Alessandra was a Victim Advocate and Prevention Specialist with Violence Prevention & Response at MIT. In her past role, Alessandra counseled individuals impacted by power-based violence as well as created and implemented sexual violence prevention education. She has advised members of the greater MIT community as they navigate legal and Title IX processes, and has provided emotional support and trauma processing for those impacted by dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking.

Alessandra describes herself as an enthusiasm enthusiast with a responsibility to leave the world a happier, healthier, and more inclusive place than she found it.