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


Selah Malcoln graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in business administration and psychology. She is a recipient of Northeastern's MLK Fellowship and is currently enrolled in dual MS in Accounting/MBA program at Northeastern University where she serves as D&I Fellow. She was interested in becoming a DEI fellow to participate in conversations about areas of growth within the GSPA and Northeastern community. Being a DEI fellow gives her the chance to have open conversations that might not pop up during a classroom discussion, with people from diverse backgrounds.

Diana C. Montano-Congote is a Colombian-born corporate communications and Journalism professional, who moved to Boston seven years ago. After five years working in corporate communications in the pharmaceutical industry, Diana decided to pursue an MBA at Northeastern University. Currently she works as an Engagement Lead in Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and volunteers as a Communications Lead with the Diversity and Inclusion department at the same company. During her 10 years of experience, she has been managing people engagement, internal/external communications and branding strategies for pharmaceuticals industries and consulting firms both in Colombia and in the US.

Comus Hardman is a veteran of the United States Navy and a Posse Veterans Alumnus. Prior to starting his MBA journey at D'Amore-McKim School of Business, he studied biology at Vassar College and went on to do a 2-year stint working as a pancreatic cancer researcher at a Harvard Medical School-affiliated lab. He has long had a passion for science and technology and believes in using these as tools to build a brighter, more equitable future. Outside of classes, Comus enjoys exercising, nutrition, sleep, consuming science fiction novels and films, coding, and being in nature. He believes in the power of diversity and the pay-it-forward mentality and wants to be a voice who encourages others to pursue higher education.

Gabriela Taveras is the Vice President of the Equal Pay Group, a pay equity and DEI consulting firm seeking to close the wage gap between men, women, and especially women of color. Her passion for creating equitable and fulfilling workplaces began during her undergrad and followed her as she learned to navigate corporate America as a Technical Recruiter and later an Operations Manager. She is a member of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship at Northeastern University and is currently enrolled in the D'Amore McKim School of Business seeking an MBA with a concentration in Corporate Renewal. Her goals are to close the wage gap one company at a time and introduce legislation to create sustainable equity. 


Kevin Healey is a ROMBA Fellow in the Graduate School of Professional Accounting ('22). He is passionate about bringing social justice into his professional life. Prior to entering graduate school, Kevin worked for three years for a technology company in the Boston area and graduated from Brandeis University in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting trading cards and attempting to learn yoga.

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. 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.