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The Office of Inclusive Excellence is a national award-winning and recognized leader in engineering diversity and inclusion. The Office of Inclusive Excellence strives to inspire the community and challenge conventional boundaries. We accomplish this by broadening participation compositionally as well as through engagement, inclusion, and achievement. 

Leading and supporting the comprehensive programmatic portfolio of the Office of Inclusive Excellence is a team of committed professional staff, graduate student coordinators, and several undergraduate student employees.

We invite you to meet our core team!

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (Guy-yo-KO-no), the Cayuga Nation. The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee (ho-dee-no-SO-nee) Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

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José F. Martínez, Lee Teng-hui Professor in Engineering 

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Academic Affairs

José Martínez is Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He graduated in Computer Science & Engineering (“Licenciado en Informática de Sistemas”) from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain), and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. His research is in computer architecture—how to design faster, more energy-efficient microprocessors and computer systems based on them. José enjoys music of all kinds, audiobooks, and travel. He used to play the drums (terrible) and compete in autocross racing (decent), but hasn’t found much time to do either lately.

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His

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Cindy Mosqueda Campbell

Senior Associate Director 

Director of Inclusive Graduate Pathway Programs

Cindy Mosqueda Campbell has dedicated her career to diversity issues in higher education, specifically in STEM fields. Cindy was born and raised in Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cindy also earned a M.A. in Education from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Outside of work, Cindy enjoys cheering for the LA Dodgers, writing, running after her toddlers, and discussing books, movies, and music with her husband.

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Nadine Porter

Associate Director

Director of Inclusive Academic Student Success

Nadine Porter has over 14 years of experience in advising students in her former role as the Undergraduate Coordinator for Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell.  Her career is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals while at Cornell and beyond.  She strives to provide a safe space where students are heard and can freely express themselves without any judgment.  Born and raised in St. Croix, the largest of the three US Virgin Islands, she is the oldest of five children. At age 18 she left home to attend Wesley College in Dover, DE where she earned a Bachelors in Business Management and an Associates in Spanish. She was the first in her family to attend college.

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Dora Penavic

Dora Penavić

Program Coordinator

Dora received her B.A. in Chemistry & Chemical Biology from Cornell University, after which she served in AmeriCorps where she led the creation of a community based experiential training program in Waterbury, CT. Here with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, she manages the CURIE program and supports Office of Inclusive Excellence Student Leaders. She is also spearheading program development for supporting women in Engineering. 

Jo Shoemaker

Jo Shoemaker

Office Coordinator

Jo Shoemaker has worked as an administrative staff member at Cornell University for four years, since earning their B.A. at Ithaca College in the Class of 2017. Their goal is to foster and maintain the respectful and compassionate space in the Office of Inclusive Excellence. 

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146 Olin Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853