Graduate Diversity Fellows Program

This program provides graduate students with an opportunity to engage in the life of the campus through leadership and service, with a focus on diversity and professional development . Fellows have the opportunity to represent and contribute to the Homewood campus’ graduate admissions and graduate student life initiatives.  While Fellows come from diverse walks of life, each is called to contribute significantly to the academic and cultural experience of this community.

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Open to all current graduate students within the Krieger and Whiting Schools.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Must be available to work between 1 and 10 hours per week including the occasional evening and weekend.
  • Must desire to provide support and assistance to people of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.

Application Process

  • Application and resume submitted to Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment
  • Student employment application submitted to the Office of Student Employment.
  • Interview
  • This is a paid graduate student internship opportunity through the Krieger and Whiting Schools’ Office of Graduate Affairs and Admissions.

Responsibilities

  • Attending on-campus recruitment events (e.g. serve on panels, give tours or meet one-to-one with prospective graduate students) as a representative of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.
  • Attending local and regional graduate recruitment fairs and pipeline-building events as a representative of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, and to give a graduate student perspective to potential applicants.
  • Responding to the email and phone inquiries of prospective students as assigned by the Office of Graduate Affairs and Admissions.
  • Advise the Office of Graduate Affairs and Admissions on matters of policy, graduate student life and issues of diversity.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

  Current Fellows (2013 – 2014)

Danilo Piana, Department of Classics
Adam Kim, Department of Biology
Brandi Waters, Department of History
Deeba Azmath, Department of Computer Science
Amira Rose Davis, Department of History
Lesley Joseph, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
Tiana Warren, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering