Remote DEI Collective

The Remote DEI Collective (RDC) is a community of practice of 12 fully and partially virtual education organizations. Launched in the fall of 2019 and led by The Learning Accelerator, the group came together to form the research and development effort, sharing strategies and exploring common challenges at the intersection of DEI and remote culture.

Participating Organizations & Representatives

Kelly Ocasio, Senior Consultant

Meaghan Foster, Senior Consultant

Michelle Heard, Director of Operations

Tripti Thapa, Senior Director of Finance

Peter Fishman, VP of Strategy

Griselda Rodriguez, Special Assistant

Madhulikha Muppidi, Associate Client Manager

Dorothy Lee, VP of Client Management

Rosie Mahoney, Accounts Payable Clerk

Jean Yang, Business Manager

Brittany Mauney, Chief of Staff

Catrice Reese, Managing Director Of Operations

Kaiya Letherer, Chief of Staff

Karina Rodriguez, Senior Data Partner

Maeve Murray, Partner

Kristen Welch, Chief Financial Officer

Orissa Thompson, Talent & DEI Manager

Kristen Vogt, Knowledge Management Officer

Stef Blouin, Deputy Director

Stacey Williams, Managing Dir of External Relations

Nikki Darden, Chief of Staff

Unique Tucker, Director of Human Resources

Ramya Gopal, Director of Product Management

Mary Rice-Boothe, Chief Access & Equity Officer

Orissa Thompson, Talent and DEI Manager

Bianca Dávila, Chief of Staff

Samantha Artukovich, Associate, External Relations

Stephen Pham, Director, Organizational Learning (RDC Lead)

Lavada Berger, Partner

Jeremy Williams, Partner

Jamila MacArthur, Partner

Renise Williams, Manager of School & Network Partnerships

Sara Krachman, Executive Director

"My experience as an RDC member is invaluable, and the synergy between members and facilitators is unparalleled. The collaboration offered various perspectives regarding building capacity, problem-solving, innovation, and efficacy. The partnership yielded three major takeaways; one, clarity of shared purpose; two, a high level of mutual trust; and three, concise communication."

– Orissa Thompson, Illustrative Mathematics

This community is supported by its DEI expert partner, Promise54, and previously coordinated by Rachel Schaffer of Big Tent Consulting. The project is generously supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.