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Nina DeAgrela

Assistant Dean
Intercultural Engagement
Multicultural Programs

As a first generation Portuguese-American, Nina has dedicated most of her time being an advocate for marginalized populations. Born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, Nina's  passion is connecting students to their purpose so that they “thrive, not just survive” their college years. Creating a sense of belonging and community is important to her personally and professionally. As a higher education professional for over a decade, she has experience working in residence life and housing, student conduct, new student orientation and diversity and inclusion. She advises a number of cultural student organizations and enjoys working directly with students leaders on new programs and initiatives. Nina joined MIT and the Intercultural Engagement team as the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Programs in October, 2018. She manages OMP's daily operations in addition to creating, implementing and assessing social justice programming and educational opportunities on campus. 

Pronouns: she, her, hers
tonina@mit.edu

Dr. Alma Jam

Dr. Alma Jam

Assistant Director
Intercultural Engagement
Multicultural Programs

Dr. Alma Jam is pleased to join the Intercultural Engagement team as the Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs at MIT. Her passion for serving in higher education is driven by her quest to listen and understand students' lived experiences and how these conversations can inclusively represent and inform curriculum development, institutional policies/strategies, and administrative practice. As a practitioner with experience in event-driven programming and digital/web content design, Dr. Jam is thrilled to help midwife the shift of connection, engagement, and empowerment in such a revolutionary era for students at MIT. Her work's focus will be centered on the intention to boldly protect, engage and amplify student voices through inclusive diversity and equity education, programming, training, and research.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
almajam@mit.edu