Office of Multicultural Programs Staff


La-Tarri Canty, Associate Dean for Intercultural Engagement
(
617) 253-6189
 | lcanty@mit.edu

 La-Tarri serves as the Associate Dean for Intercultural Engagement. In her role, La-Tarri  oversees the Office of Multicultural Programs, LBGTQ+ Services, and the SPXCE  Intercultural Center. 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.

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Alyssa Joseph, Assistant Director - Office of Multicultural Programs
(
617) 715-5860
 | alyssajo@mit.edu
 Alyssa Joseph serves as the Assistant Director 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.

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Nina DeAgrela, Assistant Dean - Office of Multicultural Programs
(
617) 253-0225
 | tonina@mit.edu

 Nina joins the Intercultural Engagement team as the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Programs. 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 will manage the Office of Multicultural Programs daily operations. Additionally, DeAgrela will help direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of social justice programming and education opportunities on campus through lectures, workshops, and events, and establish 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.