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Meet the Staff

Executive Director of Vergnano Institute for Inclusion
Assistant Professor in Residence in Biomedical Engineering

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Office: Engineering II, Room 320B
Phone: (860) 486-8937
Email: stephany.santos@uconn.edu

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Administrative Program Support of Vergnano Institute for Inclusion

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Office: Engineering II, Room 320
Phone: (860) 486-4905
Email:  benjamin.strong@uconn.edu 

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Community Liaison & Graduate Student Support

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Email: randi.mendes@uconn.edu

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Director of Impact Assessment

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Office: Engineering II, Room 320A
Phone: (860) 486-8414
Email: andri@uconn.edu

Director of Undergraduate Equitable Success

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Office: Engineering II, Room 320A
Phone: (860) 486-8414

Email: durga.nyame@uconn.edu

Director of Inclusive Excellence in STEM Teaching and Learning 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Office: Engineering II, Room 320A / Rowe, Room 306
Phone: (860) 486-8414

Email: lara.chiaverini@uconn.edu

Director Emeritus of Vergnano Institute for Inclusion

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Office: Engineering II, Room 306G
Phone: (860) 486-8937
Email: kjm@engr.uconn.edu

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Office Contact

For general questions or concerns, contact us at (860) 486-5536 or engr-inclusion@uconn.edu Our office is located in the Engineering II (EII) Building, Room 320.

Mailing Address

Vergnano Institute for Inclusion
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3187
Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269-3187

*formerly the Engineering Diversity Outreach Center