Northeastern University and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business value and celebrate the inclusion of all students, and we are proud of the work our graduate students are doing to promote the importance of diversity—whether it’s in the classroom, the workplace or through clubs and organizations. In this dialogue, you will hear from D’Amore-McKim current students, recent alumni, and our admissions team, as they give an inside look into diversity and inclusion on campus and the work our community is doing to bring awareness to Northeastern and beyond.

Participants in this event will…
  • Hear from D’Amore-McKim students and alumni from historically underrepresented groups about their experiences at Northeastern
  • Get an overview of the diversity and inclusion resources available to graduate students
  • Learn about student clubs and organizations that are working to make a difference on campus (You’re invited to participate!)
  • Find out more about the scholarship opportunities available

Speakers

Marla Baskerville

Marla Baskerville is the Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Development. Her research interests are in the area of gender, diversity, modern sexism, sexuality in the workplace, and organizational politics. Marla has done consulting work for NASA, The Legal Sales and Service Organization (LSSO), and Springboard-Partners. She has also worked as marketing manager for ClubMom, Incorporated. Prior to joining the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Baskerville was an instructor at Tulane University where she taught undergraduate business classes. Marla is a member of several professional organizations, including Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Jelena Pejic

Jelena Pejic is an international higher education professional who is motivated to meaningfully influence students at a pivotal time in their lives. She has 10 years of experience recruiting and advising graduate applicants and students. Jelena currently manages the graduate certificate portfolio of programs at D’Amore-McKim School of Business. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and is currently pursuing a graduate program in global studies at Northeastern University. She grew up in former Yugoslavia and relocated to the United States in 1997.

Rachel Moo is a facilitator who looks to connect the world through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion through social justice-driven research, education, and advocacy using programming and community engagement. She aims to build community that is founded on inclusion and collaboration.

Rachel is an avid sports fan and her previous work allowed her to promote a paradigm shift that sports are more than just the scoreboard and believes sport can bridge cultural gaps, resolve conflict and educate people in a way that few other activities can.

Marian A. Nsia is a double husky (class of 2015 and 2019), Ujima Scholar,  and MLK Fellow. She graduated in 2019 with her Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration. Shortly after,  she joined BDO USA, LLP as an Audit Associate in October 2019. She was appointed BDO Boston’s first Multicultural Alliance (MCA) Leader within her first year of service.

Roberte Francois Portrait

Roberte “Bertha” Francois is a student in the Graduate Certificate in Business Management for Healthcare program and an Application Analyst at MGH Brigham. Born in Jacmel, Haiti, Bertha strives to be the voice that speaks up for how decisions affect marginalized communities. Boston is a very diverse community, but in her experience working at big hospitals here as a woman of color and immigrant, she’s often the only black woman in the room. That becomes a huge issue for equity, particularly as we’re dealing with COVID, which has disproportionately affected Black and Brown people.

Priscilla Colon is a Full-Time MBA student and Posse Scholar. A seasoned professional with six years of business intelligence research, marketing, and event management experience within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. In 2018, she was named one of El Mundo Boston’s Latino 30 under 30 Honorees- an award that recognizes Boston’s most influential Latino leaders. In 2020, she was awarded the Posse Scholarship to attend Northeastern University to pursue her Master’s in Business Administration. Her two concentrations within her program are on international business and healthcare management. Priscilla is currently completing her corporate residency at Biogen.