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The Equity in Student Recruitment and Retention Task Force (ESRT), a group that operates under the Steinhardt Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging, is composed of Steinhardt community members who seek to advance equity and belonging in student recruitment and retention. The group meets biweekly and is available to partner with departments and programs to strategize on equity-centered recruitment and retention of their students. If you’re interested in joining our group, email us at We welcome students, staff, and faculty and would love to have you!

ESRT Members

Brad G. Rebeiro

Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment

John S. Myers

Director, Enrollment Management

Maria Williamson

Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

Nija Monet Leocadio

Assistant Director, Graduate and Inclusive Engagement and Services

Nitasha Maindiratta

Digital Marketing and Communications Manager

Olivia Blake

Enrollment and Field Placement Administrator

Thomas Kleinert

Associate Director, Admissions and Recruitment

Ying Lu

Associate Professor