Harvard Heritage Month Work Group

The Harvard Heritage Month Work Group advises on and develops an annual heritage month and identity recognitions calendar.  

The purpose of the calendar is to: 

1) acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of historically marginalized groups, 

2) raise awareness about issues, histories, and traditions that have not been acknowledged widely in curricula and culture, and 

3) provide Harvard administrators, communications teams, and EDIB-focused groups/offices with a unified calendar for event and outreach planning. 

Please contact Angela Alberti with event and heritage month suggestion, or if interested in participating on the work group in the future. 

2021-2022 Work Group Members 

  • Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Muslim Chaplain, Office of the President 

  • Angela Alberti, Senior Outreach Officer, Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

  • Paula Atkeson, Player Engagement and Outreach Project Coordinator, Harvard Catalyst

  • Jennifer Castro, Director of Strategic Projects & Diversity Education, Harvard Chan School

  • Neel Chaudhury, Senior Director, Office for Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging

  • Maggie Dawson, Harvard University Visitor Center and Digital Content Manager, Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

  • Smitha Saandhya Hari Haneef, Managing Director of Dining Services

  • Kim Salas Harris, Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Harvard Kennedy School 

  • Amy Kamosa, Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach, Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

  • Erich Manser, Digital Accessibility Consultant and Ability+ ERG

  • Anabella Morabito, Senior Manager of EDI Engagement, Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

  • Jerome Offord, Associate University Librarian for Antiracism

  • Brigid O’Rourke, Director of Communications and Outreach, HPAC 

  • Hana Omiya, Project Coordinator, Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

  • Jason Packineau, Community Coordinator, HUNAP

  • Leigh Pinkston, Equity and Diversity Program Coordinator, Faculty of Arts and Sciences 

  • Jennifer Queen, Counsellor, Denominational, Harvard Divinity School 

  • Anna Sangalang, Senior Associate Director, University Donor Relations and Stewardship; Committee on the Concerns of Women ERG

  • Sheehan Daniel Scarborough, Senior Director, Harvard Foundation, Harvard College

With counsultation support from Harvard's Employee Resource Group Council and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications.