Access, Inclusion, & Diversity Committee


The Access, Inclusion, & Diversity (AID) Committee serves MASFAA by acting as a catalyst and advocate for the engagement of the association and its members in issues related to higher education access, inclusion and diversity. AID engages the membership by stimulating discussion that promotes awareness of how financial aid professionals can and do influence the status of the various underrepresented populations we all seek to serve.


The Committee is comprised of one or two appointed chairpersons as well as a number of volunteer committee members. Designated AID members serve as active liaisons to and involved members of the Professional Development and Training, Conference, Communication, and other committees.

Goals & Objectives

  1. Strengthen the committee‘s participation and actively invite new members to explore the issues related to higher education, as stated above.
  2. Partner with other committees to collaborate efforts related to access, inclusion and diversity.
  3. Engage the membership and stimulate discussion on social medians, Facebook and Linked In.
  4. Encourage the use of the Diversity Library by making it more readily available to all members.

Committee Members

Tanika  E. Smith
Northeastern University

Cicily Shaw
Thayer Academy

Ajea Stupart

Melanie Neves
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PJ Ouma
Boston Architectural College

Rumana Khan
Northeastern University

Jodi Conway
Conway College Aid

Kris Smole
Mount Holyoke College

Tatiana Ramos
Northeastern University

Erica Davis
Boston College

Member Resources

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