Deolinda Branch is an Assistant Dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Office of Minority Education. She has worked at MIT’s Office of Minority Education (OME) since 2011 and has over ten years of experience providing co-curricular resources to primary, secondary and post-secondary students. At the OME she oversees programming for undergraduates with a special focus on underrepresented students. In this role, she leads the Professional Development programs at the OME which range from running two mentoring programs to managing logistics for a 4-week interdisciplinary class for freshmen and sophomores and serving on the leadership team within the office. She has served as a freshman advisor and also provides general advising to upperclassmen. She does all of this amazing work through collaborations with other offices within MIT, industry partners, and alumni. In 2013 she received the MIT Department of Undergraduate Education Infinite Mile Award for Communication and Collaboration.
Deolinda earned her BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and her Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College.
Increasing the number of students who persist and successfully graduate from college is a pressing matter for all universities and colleges across the nation. One of the tools to achieve this outcome is mentoring. Mentoring can help students feel more connected at their institution, persist to degree completion, and successfully transition from academia into the […]