The people who lead and coordinate IDP’s many offerings.
Adi Grabiner-Keinan, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Undergraduate Diversity 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. Working closely with a variety of academic units on campus, Adi develops and leads multi-phase and multi-party educational opportunities that are rooted in core intergroup dialogue processes and tailored to the needs of different constituencies. By creating optimal conditions for intergroup interactions and meaningful peer-to-peer academic learning, Adi leads the expansion of IDP in a direction that supports the evolving needs of the University and provides strategic guidance to the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education on the development and implementation of diversity education processes. Adi’s doctoral research examined the Israeli Left and political activism in Israel/Palestine. As a graduate student at Cornell University, she taught classes on the politics of protest and issues related to social justice. Before coming to Cornell she served as the Academic Administrator for Experiential Learning at Brandeis University, where she worked with faculty to incorporate experiential learning and reflective practice into their courses, and created opportunities for students to construct knowledge from direct experience. In Israel she worked with students and educators from different communities and backgrounds on issues related to identity, leadership, and community building. Adi received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University, her M.A. in Cultural Production from Brandeis University and her B.A. in History from Tel Aviv University.
Rachel Sumner, Ph.D.
Rachel arrived at Cornell as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Development, where her dissertation focused on the development of purpose in life and identity among college students and adults. Through subsequent roles in a nonprofit organization and then at Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research she collaborated with youth work practitioners to use data as a tool for understanding and informing programmatic decisions. In January 2017 Rachel participated in the second IDP session for graduate/professional students and postdocs; she’s been grateful to continue her involvement with IDP since then, first as a co-facilitator/coach and now as associate director. 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.
Jazlin Gomez, 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.
Natasha Steinhall, B.S.
Stephen Kim, Ph.D. Candidate
Residential Community Specialist
Baba Adejuyigbe, B.S.
Co-Curricular Specialist and EDUC 4826 Coach
Kellie Ochs, B.S.
Office Assistant and EDUC 4826 Coach
Tom Chen, B.A.
Technology Specialist and EDUC 4826 Coach
As a Cornell undergraduate, Tom majored in Computer Science with a minor in Education, and he will be continuing his studies through Cornell’s M.Eng. Program. Tom started in the EDUC 2610 offering during his sophomore year and continued to facilitate 2610 sections and workshops through the remainder of his undergraduate education. He appreciates the communication skills and tools that he has gained through IDP and incorporates them into his interactions within the engineering field. Tom is excited to be continuing with IDP as a coach on the EDUC 2610 Teaching Team and a technical support for future IDP projects.