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Diversity and Inclusion

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Our role is to advance staff diversity and inclusion efforts and to offer assistance in reaching the goals of affirmative action. 

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Riley Hart

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist


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Libby Mahaffy

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist


(617) 253-0242

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Libby Mahaffy is a seasoned conflict management trainer, coach, facilitator, and mediator. She focuses primarily on working with the internal Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to create an inclusive and equitable environment for MIT employees. Libby also runs various diversity-related open enrollment courses through HR and is available for on-site training and consultation around equity and inclusion best practices across the Institute.

Libby is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and holds a certification in the Kantor Structural Dynamics Profile. With a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in Spanish and social science, and a master's degree from Tufts University in urban and environmental policy and planning, Libby brings a social and environmental justice perspective to her interpersonal and diversity work.