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The office of Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) is a national award-winning and recognized leader in engineering diversity and inclusion. DPE strives to inspire the community and challenge conventional boundaries. We accomplish this by broadening participation compositionally as well as through engagement, inclusion, and achievement.

During the fall 2020 semester, all DPE staff will be working remotely, but our programs and services will continue to be offered virtually.

Leading and supporting DPE’s comprehensive programmatic portfolio is a team of committed professional staff, graduate student coordinators, and several undergraduate student employees.

We invite you to meet our core team!

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Associate Dean for Diversity and Academic Affairs

José F. Martínez, Professor

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 MS and PhD 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.

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Jami P. Joyner

With a 20-year career in higher education specializing in diversity, inclusion, and outreach, Miss Jami P. Joyner is committed to supporting students to maximize their potential and surpass their goals. She contributes to making STEM visible as an accessible and desirable career path for underrepresented students. Jami, from Oklahoma City, OK, earned a BA in Anthropology from Texas A&M University, College Station. She has a M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Central OK as well as doctoral coursework at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jami enjoys live comedy, dancing, and African diaspora arts.

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Associate Director

Cindy Mosqueda Campbell

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.

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Associate Director

Nadine Porter

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.

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Administrative Coordinator

Debbie Meddaugh

Debbie Meddaugh has worked in Diversity Programs in Engineering for over 14 years. Debbie is an event planner and supports outreach, retention and scholar programs. She ensures that each event logistically operates fluidly. Debbie is from upstate NY and has three musically gifted children.

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Administrative Coordinator

Amanda Oczkowski

Amanda Oczkowski originally hails from the Philadelphia, PA area. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Structural Civil Engineering, a B.A. in Spanish, and certificates in Latin American Studies and Global Studies, she came to Cornell University to pursue graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. She diligently supports the successes of the next generation of engineering students here at Cornell.

Contact Diversity Programs in Engineering

Schedule a virtual meeting with a staff member while our office is operating remotely.

146 Olin Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Student Employees

Job openings at DPE for student employees are announced on our Newsletter blog.

Graduate Student Coordinators

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The DPE Graduate Student Coordinators are current Cornell graduate students who work part-time in the DPE office and take on the day-to-day responsibilities of running many of our programs for undergraduate and prospective students.

LSAMP Graduate Coordinator

Zeinab Mohamed

CU EMPower Graduate Coordinator

Jayme Kilburn

CUES Tutoring Graduate Coordinator

Monideepa Chatterjee

Ryan Scholar Graduate Coordinators

Tibra Wheeler
Chinasa Okolo

Undergraduate Student Staff

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DPE employs several undergraduate student staff members part-time each semester and during the summer to assist with administrative tasks, organizing events, and maintaining the DPE facilities. We would like to thank our current undergraduate employees for their contributions to our office and programs:

  • Atsu Kludze
  • Atsutse Kludze
  • John Nwankwo