The staff who develop, lead, and coordinate IDP’s programs and courses.
IDP Leadership Team
Adi Grabiner-Keinan, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Academic DEI Education
Director, Intergroup Dialogue Project
Adi joined IDP in 2015 as the Program Director. She became the Executive Director for Undergraduate Diversity Education in June 2019 and the Executive Director for Academic DEI Education in June 2021. Working closely with Cornell’s academic units and leadership, Adi develops and leads campus-wide educational opportunities focusing on four key development areas: human connection, social identity, intergroup communication, and strategic change. By creating optimal conditions for multi-phase and multi-party processes for faculty, students, and student-facing staff, she promotes the expansion of academic DEI education on campus in a direction that supports the evolving needs of the University. As part of her role, Adi provides strategic guidance to Cornell’s academic leadership on the development, implementation, and assessment of frameworks, programs aiming to raise awareness about DEI issues, support behavioral change at personal and interpersonal levels, and influence institutional climate.
Jazlin Gomez Garner, M.P.A.
Jazlin was first introduced to IDP as an undergraduate at Cornell, and since then has been a facilitator, coach, curriculum developer, and student engagement coordinator. Jazlin studied inequality through majors in Sociology, English, and Performing and Media Arts as an undergraduate, and went on to complete her MPA in Human Rights and Social Justice at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. As IDP’s pedagogy specialist, Jazlin is responsible for providing leadership and implementation of Intergroup Dialogue programs for a wide range of campus constituents. She is also the co-instructor for EDUC 2610 (Intergroup Dialogue) and for our course for graduate students. She supports our training and curriculum development for student facilitators.
Julia Felice, Ph.D.
Julia came to Cornell as a Ph.D. student with a focus on promoting equity and justice in public health and a passion for doing so in and through academic contexts. She has since had many roles at Cornell, including leader of a diverse, cross-college undergraduate program, instructor, academic advisor, curriculum developer, researcher, and research mentor. Julia’s first exposure to IDP, her engagement with the second iteration of its course for academic advisors, powerfully and positively challenged her approaches to advising, teaching, and collaboration. As IDP’s Engagement Specialist, Julia leads the development of new opportunities for students, faculty, and student-facing staff to engage in meaningful educational processes and provides consultation and support to Cornell staff and faculty who are working to create inclusive communities for undergraduate students on campus.
Teaching and Research Assistant
Kathryn first met IDP as an incoming student at a Community at Cornell session — immediately after which she sent an email to the program asking how to stay more involved. That fall, she enrolled in EDUC 2610 and was hooked. While studying stories, structures, and social identity through majors in Literatures in English and American Studies, Kathryn facilitated EDUC 2610 sections and various workshops for the rest of her undergraduate career. She is eager to continue working for this transformative program in her full-time role, coaching on the EDUC 2610 teaching team and continuing to work on various research and assessment projects.
Kellie Ochs, B.S.
Program and Teaching Assistant
Natasha Steinhall, B.S.
Academic DEI Education Program Manager
Rachel Sumner, Ph.D.
Rachel is responsible for assessing IDP’s transformative impact on individual participants and the campus community. She also collaborates on the development and delivery of meaningful learning opportunities, focusing primarily on offerings for faculty and staff, in addition to serving as co-instructor of IDP’s credit-bearing course for MBA students.
Stephen Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Programs & Pedagogical Innovation, ILR WIDE
Curriculum Specialist, Intergroup Dialogue Project
Our professional staff partners who co-facilitate IDP courses and programs for graduate students, staff, and faculty.