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Our Team

The FIU ADVANCE Team consists of the Leadership Team (PI and Co-PIs), Project Team, Research Team, Internal and External Advisory Boards, and Internal and External Evaluators. We also work with External Consultants who have extensive experience in relevant fields.

FIU ADVANCE is overseen by the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED). Provost Kenneth G. Furton serves as the project PI, and Drs. Suzanna Rose, Yesim Darici, Mike Heithaus, and Ranu Jung are Co-PIs.

The Project Team oversees the daily operations of the grant and includes Co-PI and Associate Provost Suzanna Rose, AWED Associate Director Kirsten Wood, Internal Evaluator Barbara King, Research Assistant Professor Sanaz Farhangi, Program Manager Cinthya Silva-Cruz, Account Manager Ashley Nicole Garcia, and Graduate Research Assistants Brianna Pankey and Joanna Valdes. Internal Advisory Board members include FIU leaders such as the Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (formerly Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity), the Dean of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, and the Director of the STEM Transformation Institute.