Honoring the values of diversity and inclusion in every aspect of Harris research, teaching and scholarship.

The Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board (DIAB) serves as the coordinating body for all affairs regarding diversity and inclusion at Harris Public Policy. The DIAB, which is comprised of senior administration, faculty, students, alumni, and staff members, examines diversity and inclusion efforts within academic affairs, student services and alumni relations and works to create advocacy and support in all of the School’s programs and services. The DIAB also serves as the advisory board to the Dean for all diversity and inclusion matters at Harris.

2017–18 DIAB Members


  • Saeb Ahsan, MPP ’18 (expected) and Pearson Fellow
  • Sarah Micheli, MPP ’19 (expected)


  • Barbara Barreno Paschall, MPP’17
  • Lynn Espedido, MPP’09
  • Gaea Honeycutt, MPP '03


  • Professor Ariel Kalil (Co-Chair)
  • Assistant Prof. Koichiro Ito (Co-Chair) 
  • Professor Christopher Blattman


  • Ally Fary, Coordinator, Harris Human Resources
  • Jamia Jowers,  Associate Director, Harris Student Recruitment
  • Cobina Gibson, Faculty and Special Projects Assistant, will provide administrative support to the board as Secretary of the DIAB 


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