A Message from the Alumni Board DEI Committee

The Poly Alumni Board stands in support and appreciation for those who have shared their experiences of discrimination, racism, and injustice at Poly. We hear the stories of our fellow classmates and alums and recognize the deeper and systemic issues they represent. We are committed to working together with the Alumni Office and school administration to accelerate Poly’s transformation into a truly inclusive and anti-racist environment for all. 

This year, members of the Alumni Board will work alongside the Alumni Office to develop the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee on the Alumni Board. We also look forward to the work we will be part of to further engage our community and establish affinity groups for Black, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, Muslim, and LGBTQ+ alumni. More information will soon follow about the goals of the DEI committee and how our greater community can become involved.

The Alumni Board endeavors to represent the school’s diverse graduates and offer support to current students. It is our sincere hope that anyone who wishes to voice a concern or a suggestion feels comfortable coming to a member of the Alumni Board. A current list of Alumni Board members and contact information can be found by following this link to the Poly website. If you’d like to reach out to any of us, we are here for you.

Alumni DEI Board Committee

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Robynn Brathwaite

    Robynn Brathwaite 

  • Photo of Marisa Echeverria

    Marisa Echeverria 

  • Photo of Antonio Anderson

    Antonio Anderson 

  • Photo of Kathryn Antonsson

    Kathryn Antonsson 

  • Photo of Giancarlo DiMassa

    Giancarlo DiMassa 

  • Photo of Sarah Schoellkopf

    Sarah Schoellkopf 

  • Photo of Amit Sura

    Amit Sura 

  • Photo of Emily Williams

    Emily Williams 


Alumni Affinity Groups

Interested in Getting Involved?

Help establish the following groups! We are currently seeking alumni leaders interested in helping us create the following affinity groups. If you would like to volunteer to be involved, please contact Katherine Vieser, director of alumni and community relations at kvieser@polytechnic.org.

  • Jewish
  • Middle Eastern
  • Muslim
  • South Asian

Alumni Reconciliation Forums

In light of the current national focus and the role anti-Blackness has played in recent police brutality controversies, Poly is taking immediate action to create dialogue within our community. We have accelerated the formation of our Alumni-Affinity Groups and held reconciliation sessions to explore the various forms of bias disclosed through social media. All Poly community members are invited to come together during these sessions and share their frustrations, disappointments, as well as ideas to address bias dynamics at Poly. The first reconciliation session was moderated by Dr. Camille Rich in August and focused on sharing truths about anti-Black bias and was an immediate and constructive place to start this conversation. For more information, please contact Katherine Vieser, Director of Alumni and Community Relations.

Past and Upcoming Events

"With Drawn Arms" Filmmaker Conversation

The Alumni Board DEI Committee hosted an inaugural event and film screening of the documentary “With Drawn Arms.” The event included a panel discussion with the filmmakers Glenn Kaino and Afshin Shahidi and was moderated by Gbenga Ajilore '92, Poly parent, Trustee, and co-chair of the Board of Trustees DEI Committee, Kwame Brathwaite, and parent of alumni, Upper School Dean and advisor for SLIDE(Student Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity), Aquita Winslow.  

List of 1 events.

  • May

    Affinity Group Kick-off

    Join fellow alumni from a variety of affinity groups for a chance to connect! Program will include introductions of DEI committee, affinity group leaders and individual meet-ups for each group. Please register online by April 22.