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Any student, faculty, or staff member who has concerns about gender discrimination, including any concerns pertaining to sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek the assistance of those listed below. They will provide information on resources for assistance and options to address concerns. Those options may vary depending on the nature of the complaint, whether the Complainant is a student, faculty, or staff member, the wishes of the Complainant regarding confidentiality, and whether the Complainant prefers to proceed formally or informally.

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Sarah Rankin

Sarah Rankin is the Title IX Coordinator at MIT. She manages investigations of student Title IX complaints; provides informal remedies to address student concerns; develops policies and procedures; conducts training across the Institute; and manages compliance efforts. Formerly, she was the Director of Harvard University’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response where she coordinated a large peer education program focused on sexual assault prevention efforts. Sarah earned her master’s degree in Psychology from Western Washington University in 1996. Aside from her professional positions, Sarah brings her experience as a mother of a teenage daughter and son to the work of gender equity. In her free time, she watches far too much reality T.V. and is embarrassed at how much she knows about the Kardashians. Email her here

Elizabeth McCarthy

Liz has been the Title IX Education Specialist at MIT since September 2015. She conducts trainings for students, faculty and staff about MIT policies, reporting options, and legal responsibilities, and coordinates other education and outreach efforts with the MIT community. Previously Liz was a domestic violence victim advocate in Fairfax, VA, and worked at a women’s shelter in Houston, TX. She worked on the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault as a legal intern with the Department of Justice in 2014, and holds a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Liz is fluent in Spanish and is working on learning French and Arabic. Email her here

Jamie Sinetar

Jamie serves as the Senior Investigator in the Title IX & Bias Response Office.  She strives to conduct timely, fair, impartial investigations where all parties feel that they have been treated with sensitivity, courtesy, and respect.  Prior to joining the Institute in August 2015, Jamie worked for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where she was responsible for planning and executing large scale equity compliance reviews at numerous universities and served as a consultant on many Title IX investigations.  During Jamie’s tenure at (OCR) she was recognized for her trauma informed approach to investigations and use of focus groups to examine campus climate. Email her here. 

Justin Brogden

Justin is an Investigator in the Title IX and Bias Response Office. He investigates complaints as a neutral party and provides a written report of his findings. Justin is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin College and holds a law degree from Boston College Law School. Previously, Justin served as a domestic violence shelter Advocate, a Homelessness Case Manager, and practiced child welfare law. Justin spends much of his free time being followed around by his annoying but loveable dog, Pia. Email him here.

Gregory MacDonough

Gregory MacDonough helps with the day-to-day operations in the Title IX office. His work includes preparing documents, scheduling meetings, and other administrative functions. Greg was the previously administrative assistant for MIT’s Institutional Research in the Office of the Provost. Prior to working at MIT, Greg worked in the Massachusetts State House for Chairman Tom Sannicandro and Representative Carl Sciortino. Greg graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with degrees in Political Science & Philosophy.


For Undergraduate Students

Don Camelio
Associate Dean, Residential Education

For Graduate Students & Office of the Vice Chancellor

Suraiya Baluch
Assistant Dean for Graduate Personal Support

For Staff

Raquel Irons
Human Resource Officer

Travis Pregent
Assistant Manager, EO/AA

For Faculty

Doreen Morris
Assistant Provost

For Athletics

Jessica Rooney Gallagher
Athletic Trainer

Julie Soriero
Department Head/Associate Professor

For School of Architecture

Ramona Allen
Director of Human Resources

For School of Engineering

Catherine Kim
Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Administration

For School of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences

Marc Jones
Assistant Dean

For Sloan School of Management

Jacob Cohen
Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master’s Programs
and Senior Lecturer

For School of Science

Heather Williams
Assistant Dean

For Lincoln Laboratory

Felicia Gauthier
Business Manager
Human Resources Department