Our Team

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Emmanuele Bowles, Ed.D.

Emmanuele Bowles, Ed.D.

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ana M. Moreyra

Ana M. Moreyra

Senior Executive Assistant

Jackie Barba

Jackie Barba

Budget Director

Laura Lopez Ramos

Laura Lopez Ramos

Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications

Trina Fletcher, Ph.D.

Trina Fletcher, Ph.D.

DEI Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor, SUCCEED, College of Engineering and Computing

Jay P. Jefferson, Ph.D.

Jay P. Jefferson, Ph.D.

Data Analyst

Tait D. Brooks

Tait D. Brooks

Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Garrett Horne

Garrett Horne

Content Strategist, Marketing and Communications

Erica Caton, Ph.D.

Erica Caton, Ph.D.

DEI Faculty Fellow; Director, Educational and Faculty Development, Center for Advancement of Teaching (CAT)

Ashney Francis

Ashney Francis

Program Coordinator

Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility

Ryan M. Kelley, J.D.

Ryan M. Kelley, J.D.

Director, Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility; Title IX Coordinator

Jacqueline Moise Gibbs

Jacqueline Moise Gibbs

Assistant Director, Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility

Christopher Chamorro

Christopher Chamorro

Equal Opportunity Program Specialist, Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility

Zakiya Thornhill

Zakiya Thornhill

Title IX, EEO Investigator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility

Shelby Williams

Shelby Williams

Title IX, EEO Investigator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility

Caridad Coll

Caridad Coll

Associate, Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility

DEI Advocates

Advancing the mission of FIU takes all members of the community. 

Embracing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is an institutional value and priority. Diversity is a core value of the educational experience here at FIU. We want diversity to be both a compositional and intellectual enterprise in order to foster a more inclusive, engaged, inclusive, and welcoming campus.

Our DEI Advocates are responsible for taking leadership on matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion within their colleges, school, divisions assisting deans and/or vice presidents in meeting their DEI goals, throughout the university. 

In the coming months, leaders from across our FIU will be added to this list of changemakers.
Current DEI Advocates

College of Business: Celene Torres, Senior Special Events Manager and Mallika Sharan, Data Analyst III

College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts: Juliette Saint Louis, Academic Advisor III

Community Engagement: Caryn Lavernia, Assistant Vice President of Administrative Affairs

Enrollment Services: Andrea Jay, Director, One Stop Shop 

University Advancement and FIU Foundation: Carolyn Jackson, Executive Director, HR Strategy