Office of Multicultural Programs Staff
La-Tarri Canty, Assistant Dean - Multicultural Programs
( 617) 253-6189 | firstname.lastname@example.org
La-Tarri serves as the Assistant Dean of Multicultural Programs and was the inaugural Director of Multicultural Programs. She oversees the Black Student Union and Latin Cultural Center. Additionally, she advises the multicultural student clubs and organizations at MIT. She coordinates the Multicultural Conference and Diversity Orientation. She also facilitates trainings and workshops on diversity and inclusion, effective communication, conflict resolution, and leadership development. La-Tarri received her Masters in Student Affairs Personnel and Diversity from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is currently completing her dissertation in her doctoral program at Northeastern University. In her spare time she enjoys reading, singing, and shopping.
Alyssa Joseph, Assistant Director - Office of Multicultural Programs
( 617) 715-5860 | email@example.com
Alyssa Joseph serves as the Assistant Directpr in the Office of Multicultual Programs. Assisting the Director with the day to day tasks that the office calls for, she also develops and implements programs that help support the development of students around issues of diversity and inclusion. Alyssa graduated from Boston College with a degree inSociology and minors in Philosophy and African And African Diaspora studies. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. Alyssa is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and a native of Boston, MA.
2017 - 2018 Graduate AssistantsRahje Branch, Graduate Assistant for Black Student Clubs and Organizations firstname.lastname@example.org
Rahje Branch is pursuing an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management at The Harvard Graduate School of Education. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Rahje graduated from Pepperdine University cum laude with a B.A in Political Science and a minor in Rhetoric and Leadership. For two years, she led Pepperdine’s Black Student Association as the Vice President of Membership (2015-2016) and President (2016-2017). With fierce precision and tenacity, Rahje worked with others in a grassroots collective action movement, charging Pepperdine to strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition to her work at Pepperdine, Rahje’s commitment to serving others is evidenced in her previous work at Hope4Families: A Special Education Law Firm. While interning in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, Rahje further developed her passion for social justice and education. She is committed to ensuring that all students regardless of race and income receive a quality education. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Crystal Lopez Haynes, Graduate Assistant for the Latino Cultural Center email@example.com
Crystal received her BS degree in sociology with a minor in psychology and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Social Work at Boston College. Crystal is committed to creating a positive community climate and has worked at various campus organizations while pursuing her degree. She served as a Resident Assistant, supervising and mentoring students as well as having worked at the Women’s Center, where she helped to organize a variety of campus events. Beyond the campus, Crystal has long been involved in community-building organizations including HARC, which provides assistance for Hartford residents with disabilities. Crystal also has a diversified skill set working in various positions across the health, education, and social sectors.
Her commitments are geared toward building and maintaining community and believes in peaceful conflict resolution, where she can employ a process that promotes understanding and a sense of well-being for all.