Naisha Bradley serves as the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. This inaugural position involves developing and implementing a school-wide strategy to increase diversity, deepen inclusion and advance a sense of belonging among students, faculty and staff. Bradley is responsible for strategic development, financial planning, community partnerships and program development for the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging office. The office’s priorities include recruitment and retention, community engagement, representation, and assessment. Bradley works in partnership with other GSD offices to ensure that there is recognition and space for diverse perspectives and experiences to thrive in this community.
Bradley has been with the university for over a decade and most recently worked as the Director of the Women’s Center at Harvard College. There she developed community enriching programming that promoted gender equity and raised awareness about issues that disproportionately impacted women such as equal pay, access to STEM fields, professional mentorship and health disparities. Bradley obtained her second advanced degree in 2018 from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She was recognized as one of Boston’s 25 Emerging Leaders by Get Konnected and named one of the 40 Under 40 top professionals by the Boston Business Journal as a result of her community and professional work.