Staff

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
EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

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. Show MoreAdi’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.

Baba Adejuyigbe, B.S.

Co-Curricular Program Assistant
EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

At Cornell, Baba majored in Human Biology, Health and Society while minoring in Business and Inequality Studies. While at Cornell, Baba was a member of the Varsity Football Team, founded the Athletic Pre-Health Society, and conducted research for the Erickson Lab, which develops medical diagnostic devices for limited resource settings. Baba was first introduced to IDP during his undergraduate studies at Cornell. He served as a facilitator for the course and then was a facilitator in the inaugural Orientation team in 2018. After graduating, Baba returned to Cornell as a Public Health Fellow at the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health. Show MoreHe found the tools he learned in IDP effective in being able to communicate public health messages across different populations of people. In his current role, Baba creates opportunities for students to practice dialogue skills outside the classroom and supports student leaders in empathetic and inclusive leadership. Baba is also one of the coaches on the EDUC 2610 Teaching Team.

Bryan Garner, M.S.

Digital Content Strategist

After serving as a Geospatial Engineer in the U.S. Army, Bryan completed his Bachelor’s degree in Emerging Media from Ithaca College and went on to pursue a Masters in Cartography and Geographic Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Bryan specializes in user experience and creates digital products that seek to make social inequity and environmental issues accessible and engaging. He is excited to work with IDP to create digital content which supports the program’s educational and outreach goals.

Jazlin Gomez Garner, M.P.A.

Pedagogy Specialist
EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

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.

Jumoke (Jum) Warritay, Ph.D.

EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

Jumoke Warritay is a sociologist, facilitator, and diversity specialist. As Associate Director of the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble, she uses theatre and facilitated discussion to promote discussion about diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues in academic and corporate workplaces. Jumoke completed doctoral studies in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University; her dissertation looked critically at African print textiles and fashion markets as a lens into political economy, dress cultures, and capitalist development in West Africa. Before graduate school, Jumoke worked in education research at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a dual degree in Education and Social Policy, and International Studies.

Kellie Ochs, B.S.

Office Assistant
EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

Kellie graduated from Cornell with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations.  Her first exposure to IDP was as a junior, when she enrolled in EDUC 2610 and fell in love with the program’s mission. She went on to join IDP as a facilitator, where she facilitated a gender and a race section, as well as workshops with different campus communities.  She is so excited to be working with IDP as full time staff member, and to continue to be a part of the program’s growth and impact. In her current role, Kellie serves as a coach on the EDUC 2610 teaching team and provides administrative and logistical support to keep IDP’s offerings running smoothly.

Natasha Steinhall, B.S.

Program Coordinator

Natasha completed her B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell, where she first discovered the Intergroup Dialogue Project in her senior year. She went on to facilitate the course and continued to be involved with the program after she graduated, first as a facilitator, and later as the program assistant. As the program coordinator, Natasha is responsible for the day-to-day management of operational areas of the program, as well as developing and implementing operating procedures and practices. Natasha previously volunteered as a tutor with Tompkins Learning Partners, helping ESL students prepare for their U.S. citizenship tests. Having undergone the transformative experience that is intergroup dialogue first-hand, there is nowhere else Natasha would rather be working.

Rachel Sumner, Ph.D.

Associate Director
EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

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. Show MoreRachel 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. Candidate

Residential Community Specialist
EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

Stephen Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in English with minor fields in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Science & Technology Studies, and American Studies. He is also a Graduate Resident Fellow for Hans Bethe House in Cornell’s West Campus House System. He became involved with IDP after Cornell’s first IDP session for graduate/professional students and postdocs. He has facilitated the graduate course, designed a two-day training module for residential staff, coached undergraduate facilitators, and incorporated IDP into both his teaching and his dissertation research. He is excited to work in his new role as IDP’s designated support person for residential communities. He completed his B.A. at Yale University in English and Philosophy.

Tom Chen, B.A.

Technology Assistant
EDUC 2610/4826 Teaching Team

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.