Conference Speakers & Presenters

Guest Presenters

Kasey Catlett

Kasey Catlett

College of the Holy Cross

Kasey Catlett serves as the Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He serves on a number of working groups and committees at the College, including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Team, LGBTQIA+ Policy & Procedure Task Force, Student Emergency Aid Committee, the Bias Response Team, Accessible Technology Working Group, and the Mission & Identity Committee. Kasey has previously worked professionally in Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQIA+ Programs & Resources, Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Advocacy, Sexual Health Education, and Gender Equity Initiatives. Kasey received his Master of Education degree in Adult and Higher Education and Bachelor of Arts in Letters from the University of Oklahoma.

sourav guha

sourav guha

Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS)

Since the fall of 2019, sourav (pronounced “Show Rob”) has served as executive director of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success. He has two decades of professional experience across a broad variety of roles in the public, nonprofit and postsecondary sectors, including many years working on issues pertaining to access, inclusion and representation in higher education. Prior to joining CHAS, he was a research analyst for Vassar College’s Engaged Pluralism Initiative, a Mellon Foundation-funded project aimed at fostering a sense of affirmation and belonging on campus, particularly among students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. At Wesleyan, his undergraduate alma mater, he also served in a number of other capacities over the years, including as Visiting Instructor of Quantitative Analysis and Government, as an Institutional Research Associate, and as Assistant Dean of Admission.

Aurora Santiago Ortiz

Aurora Santiago Ortiz

UMass Amherst

Aurora Santiago Ortiz is a social justice education scholar, lawyer, and filmmaker. Her work links anticolonial, antiracist feminist and queer social movements to community-based participatory action research in Puerto Rico, the US, and the Americas. She particularly focuses on Black, Indigenous, and women of color understandings of solidarity as a praxis of coalitional work across difference. She is one of the founding members of the Cayey Urban Hub Collective, an organization that aims to support intergenerational leadership, social justice, and dialogue in the town of Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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