The GSD Diversity Cabinet serves as the committee arm of the GSD’s ongoing efforts to increase diversity, deepen inclusion, and advance a sense of belonging for all GSD community members.


The Mission of the GSD Diversity Cabinet is to engage students, faculty, and staff in supporting a diverse intellectual and social climate. In alignment with this mission, it provides strategic consultation around concerns that impact inclusivity and belonging for all members of the GSD community. These concerns include, but are not limited to, recruitment and retention, curriculum, communications, media, and public events. The Cabinet’s consultation seeks to advance a welcoming environment for individuals of varied abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, identities, races, lived experiences, perspectives, and values.

Academic Year 2023-2024 Cabinet Members

  • Alice Swan, Administrative and Program Coordinator of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Andrew Holder, Associate. Professor of Architecture; Director of the Master in Architecture I Program
  • Ann Forsyth, Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Planning; Director of the Master in Urban Planning Program
  • Ashley Lang, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration
  • Chris Reed, Co-director of MLA/UD Program; Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture
  • Esther Chong Weathers, Associate Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Gail Gustafson, Director of Admissions
  • Gareth Doherty, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
  • Megan Panzano, Senior Director of Early Design Education Lecturer in Architecture
  • Naisha Bradley, Chief Officer of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Paige Johnston, Assistant Director of Public Programs
  • Pia Kochar, Student Forum DIB Co-Chair, MAUD
  • Sara Wilkinson, Assistant Dean of Human Resources
  • Sebastian Schmidt Dalzon, Assistant. Dean for Academic and Strategic Planning
  • Stephen Gray, Associate Professor of Urban Design
  • Zinan Chi, Student Forum DIB Co-Chair, MDes Tech