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Equity & Inclusion

Student Diversity & Inclusion Leadership

Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

The mission of Newark Academy’s Equity and Inclusion Team is to promote diversity, equity and justice throughout the school community. The team is composed of student and faculty representatives in both Middle and Upper Schools who work to create new programs and expand existing ones in conjunction with the Academy’s strategic diversity initiatives.

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  • Faculty and Staff Members

    • Kristin Duszak, Associate Dean of Student Life
    • Pegeen Galvin-Scott, Dean of Student
    • Rochelle Edwards, Upper School Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
    • Alexis Romay, Spanish Faculty
    • Hernando Santamaria, Middle School Equity Inclusion Coordinator
    • Elizabeth Takyi, Alumni Relations Associate

  • Student Members

    • Tiffany Agkpo '21
    • Lucy Alaeto '22
    • Juliet Bu '23
    • Pravan Chakravarthy '21
    • Henry Chandonnet '21
    • Haniya Cheema '21
    • Drew France '22
    • Lauren Freed '22
    • Penelope Jennings '22
    • Amaani Jetley '22
    • Jeffery Keys '21
    • Kieri Keys '24
    • Marie Kung '23
    • Alexa Guastello '21
    • Elan Lakes '21
    • Isadora Martinez '24
    • Jordan McCray-Robinson ‘21
    • Nicole Pesquin '21
    • Jacqueline Rodriguez '21
    • Ashna Shah '23
    • Yasmeena Sharif '23
    • Kristin Tsay '21
    • Kaitlin Weiss '21
    • Monica Zhang '21
    • Andrew Zhang '22
    • Silvy Zhou '22

Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors

Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors are a group of student leaders who have committed to act as ambassadors of the work of the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Newark Academy. Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors serve as liaisons between the Office of Equity and Inclusion and its affiliated student organizations, actively participate in campus-wide diversity and inclusion events, and engage in off-campus conferences and student leadership development opportunities.

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  • Student Ambassadors

    • Alana Akiwumi ’22
    • Rahul Arora ’26
    • Leo Caplan ’23
    • Ben Chaddha ‘21
    • Siddharth Chalasani ’22
    • Kaitlyn Chee ‘21
    • Sophia Chen ’22
    • Navyaa Jain ‘23
    • Elena Koestel ‘23
    • Julia Li ‘23
    • Graves Marshall ’23
    • Isabela McNeilly-Anta ‘23
    • Milanis Rivas ‘22
    • Rebecca Shan ‘23
    • Makenzie Smith ‘23
    • Michaela Wang ‘21
    • Yavan Vyas ‘23
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