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Dr. Christine A. Stanley;

Dr. Christine A. Stanley; Vice President and Associate Provost; Professor, Higher Education Administration

Bio: Dr. Christine A. Stanley '90 is the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Professor of Higher Education Administration in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. She was selected and appointed to this position July 17, 2009. Prior to this appointment, she served as Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Education and Human Development from 2006-2009 and was Associate Dean of Faculties from 2003-2006. Biography (pdf) CV (pdf)

Dr. Jennifer Reyes;

Dr. Jennifer Reyes; Director for Assessment and Diversity Initiatives

Bio: Dr. Jennifer Reyes has worked in the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity since July, 2013, providing expertise in measurement, assessment, and data analysis. Her primary job responsibilities are coordinating, reviewing, and documenting campus diversity initiatives to ensure cohesive and effective diversity efforts. Since 2002, Jennifer has worked for Texas A&M University in the area of student affairs assessment. Research interests include campus climate assessment and the impact of campus diversity on student development. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University, Masters from University of Houston – Clear Lake, and Doctorate in Educational Psychology, specializing in Research, Measurement, and Statistics, from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Jyotsna Vaid;

Dr. Jyotsna Vaid; Director for Organizational Development, Research, and Equity

Bio: Dr. Jyotsna Vaid works with campus stakeholder units and interested faculty to develop diversity best practices pertaining to equity, recruitment, and retention. She is a Professor of Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Vaid is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a former Fulbright scholar, and Editor of the journal, Writing Systems Research. She directs the Language and Cognition Laboratory. She has published widely in the areas of bilingualism and cognition, language play, and directional biases in thought. Her recent research explores the treatment of gender and race in mainstream psychological inquiry and the professional visibility of women in academia. CV (pdf)

Dr. Nancy Watson;

Dr. Nancy Watson; Director for Climate Enhancement Initiatives

Bio: Dr. Watson works at Texas A&M University in the Office for Diversity as the Director for Climate Enhancement Initiatives and as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Education Administration & Human Resource Development. Nancy has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a TMCA Distinguished Mediator, and a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association. In the Office for Diversity, she designs and coordinates programs to enhance critical dialogue skills with faculty, staff, and students; advises and monitors unit-based development efforts to enhance faculty, staff, and student skills in conflict management; and, supports the implementation of unit programs to enhance change management skills and competencies for faculty, staff, and students.

Deyanira Ely;

Deyanira Ely; Senior Administrative Coordinator

Bio: Deyanira Ely began working at Texas A&M University in 2004, beginning her service with College of Education and Human Development. She has over 16 years of administrative experience and throughout her career has worked alongside donors, former students, faculty, staff, and university leaders to fulfill the university’s mission and uphold Texas A&M’s Core Values. She is involved in many areas of the community, volunteering with Texas A&M Dining during the holiday season and participating with Bryan High School’s Parent Teacher Organization. She is also active with the BCS Marathon Race Series, TAMU Women’s Club, and Brazos County Aggie Moms. 

Kay Varela;

Kay Varela; Graduate Research Assistant

Bio: Kay Varela has worked in the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity since June, 2014, providing support in assessment and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Kay is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, having recently completed her Master of Science degree in Sociology at Texas A&M in December 2013 (which she received with distinction). Her research interests include crime and punishment; the intersections of race, class and gender and their impact on public and personal safety and risk assessment; and qualitative methods.  A native of Los Angeles, CA, she also holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in Political Science and Sociology.

Reyna Chavarri;

Reyna Chavarri; Student Employee

Bio: Reyna Chavarri, class of 2018, is an Allied Health major with a minor in psychology. She is from Brownsville, Texas and a first generation student. She is involved with the Regents scholarship program as part of the orientation panning board for the class of 2020. She is also part of the American medical student association where she volunteers frequently and develops a knowledge on what the medical field is like. After she finishes her undergraduate studies at A&M she plans to continue on to attain a Master’s of Physician Assistant.  

Jaquala Couch;

Jaquala Couch; Student Employee

Bio: Jaquala Couch is a junior Agriculture Systems Management major. She plans on continuing to graduate school to work towards earning a Master’s degree in business administration.  As a student at Texas A&M, she is involved in the Kappa Phi club, a faith-based organization that focuses on fellowship and community service.  She is also involved in the PATHS program to help individuals with disabilities acclimate to independent living with the goal of helping them find a job and live a more fulfilling lifestyle.

Annie La;

Annie La; Student Employee

Bio: Annie La is a junior International Studies major with a minor in Business and Economics from Houston, Texas. As a first generation college student in Texas A&M, Annie is aspired to incorporate her bilingual and multicultural background in a field that will provide assistance to developing countries and in the local community. Established by the Department of Multicultural Services, Annie is a member of the Institute for the Develop and Education of Asian American Leaders with the mission to lead and support incoming freshmen. Annie is also a member of Regents’ Scholars Program’s Aggie Pals to encourage elementary students to pursue a higher education.