The Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership benefits from the experience of our faculty, advisory council, student advisory board, and fellows who are focused on tangible results in the public, private, and academic sectors.

We are led by a team of passionate professors, DEI experts, and advocates. They are the glue that holds the Center together and are key in helping to graduate 1000 Equity Fluent Leaders at BerkeleyHaas every year.

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Laura Kray

Laura Kray

Faculty Director

Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership
Kellie McElhaney

Kellie McElhaney

Founding Executive Director

Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Priscilla Mendoza

Events Assistant

Ishita Rustagi

Analyst, Business Strategies & Operations

Genevieve Smith


Diana Chavez-Varela

Equity Fluent Leadership Assistant

Jennifer Wells

Program Director

Emily Wu

Marketing Assistant