Amanda Pickett (she/her) is the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) Student Project Coordinator. She leads, facilitates and directly supports planning and implementation of all CDI programs and initiatives related to students. Amanda provides support and execution of the Summer Research Trainee Program, especially as the program expands to support students on a PhD career track. Her project coordination for SRTP includes marketing and advertising, application system management, student onboarding, program execution, and alumni network management. Additionally, Amanda is taking a lead in the design and coordination of a new Patient Care Services (PCS) student program. She manages public relations and marketing for the CDI student community, as well as internal and external constituents. Furthermore, Amanda is providing support for a new Post-Doc initiative as well as the Visiting Clerkship program.
After completing her master’s degree at Simmons University in Gender and Cultural Studies, Amanda co-organized the Cambridge Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinities while also working at Voice Male, a non-profit publication for engaging men in advancing gender equity. Concurrently, Amanda worked in Prehealth Advising at Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), where she took initiative to launch health equity programming and communications for the MIT Prehealth community. She was also a leader in her staff division’s diversity, equity, and inclusion council as well as in a staff and faculty group for advancing white accountability for antiracism learning and action.