Diversity Services staff members are available for students who are looking to discuss concerns such as their adjustment to campus, personal life, academic progress, or career planning.Students are always encouraged to call or visit whether or not they have specific requests for assistance. Staff members are also available to consult with students, student leaders, faculty, and staff regarding a variety of diversity-related issues.
Acting Director of Diversity Services
As an activist and educator on queer issues and identities, social justice, and diversity for the past decade, Jesse joined Diversity Services in May of 2013. Jesse serves as an LGBTQ and social justice resource, develops curriculum and leads trainings and workshops, advises student groups, and collaborates with campus partners to work toward a more inclusive and affirming campus culture. Jesse is responsible for the educational initiatives from the Office of Diversity Services including the Diversity Peer Educator Program, The Social Justice Series, and the Safe Zone Training Program.
Jesse came to Suffolk from Brandeis University where they were the program coordinator for sexuality and gender diversity at the Intercultural Center. Before coming to Brandeis, Jesse was a community organizer for a community-based nonprofit committed to ending partner abuse and sexual violence.
Jesse holds a master's degree in women in gender studies (WGS) from Brandeis University with a focus in intersectionality, critical race theory, feminism, queer theory, and visual culture and a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors in WGS and Government from UT Austin.
In addition to their work at Suffolk, Jesse is a social justice and LGBTQ consultant and educator in the greater Boston area. They are also a Harry Potter aficionado, pop culture critic, pug-lover, foodie, and Red Sox fan.
*Jesse uses the non-binary/gender neutral pronouns they/them/theirs
Assistant Director - Vacant
Office Services Coordinator
Caitlin joined the Office of Diversity Services in September of 2012. As a graduate fellow Caitlin assists the Diversity Services staff in the promotion, planning and implementation of programs and services. She also serves a liaison from the ODS to students, staff, and faculty. She works closely with the Assistant Director to manage the Diversity Peer Educator Program and the assessment of office trainings and workshops. Caitlin is currently enrolled in Suffolk University’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.
Kira joined the Office of Diversity Services in January of 2014. As a graduate fellow Kira assists the Diversity Services staff in the promotion, planning and implementation of programs and services. She coordinates our social media outreach, helps to promote our events and initiatives, and manages our mailing list. Kira is currently enrolled in the joint M.S. in School Counseling/College Admission Counseling Certificate program here at the university.