Rayna Truelove

Assistant Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
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Greetings all!

I am excited to join the Access Diversity and Inclusion team as an Assistant Dean. I’ve had the privilege of supporting and mentoring scholars from a variety of disciplines ranging from the humanities to the biomedical sciences. I hold a Ph.D. from Brown University and a B.S. from Trinity University, both in Neuroscience. I conducted my doctoral work in the Graduate Partnership Program at the National Institutes of Health and began my professional journey working in its Office of Intramural Training and Education. Motivated to widen access to all scholars and diversify knowledge production, I mentored and advised first-generation and underrepresented trainees applying to graduate and professional programs. Most recently, I was Mellon Program Officer at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, where I directed several fellowship programs for underrepresented humanities and social science scholars in their academic careers from post-baccalaureate through junior faculty years.

I look forward to recruiting, learning from, and supporting graduate students at the Graduate School. I am an eager partner in the creation of a more diverse and inclusive community of scholars at the Graduate School.


Areas of responsibility:

  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student populations
  • Diverse student organizations oversight
  • Management of Grad Scholars Program (GSP)
  • Student advising
  • Special responsibility for the humanities and social science fields