The University Graduate School, in partnership with the Graduate and Professional Student Organization, established the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity program in 2007-08. The goal of the Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program is to connect trained IUB graduate students to assist in the various stages of the graduate application and admission process, and provide information and referrals to on campus resources and services.

The primary role of Recruitment and Outreach emissaries is to serve as initial peer contacts for pre-application graduate and professional students.  Outreach emissaries play a critical role of introducing IU graduate opportunities to diverse and talented prospective graduate students.  Using effective peer-to peer communication channels, emissaries will work to positively support the university’s recruitment, outreach and advocacy efforts across diverse communities.

The primary role of Retention and Community Building emissaries is to build a more inclusive graduate student community through formal and informal mentoring activities, particularly for underrepresented and minority students.  A major function of community-building emissaries is to provide for the interchange/exchange of information that facilitate progression and successful completion of their graduate student program.

Meet our current emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity. Find out what they've accomplished since they've been here, and why they decided IU Bloomington was right for them. To learn more about our emissaries click here to access their blog or visit us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/emissariesfordiversity/.

MPA in Policy Analysis/Public Management

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Ph.D. in Science/Environmental Education and Inquiry Methodology