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Karian Wright Headshot of Karian Wright

Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, The Graduate School
Director, Center for Inclusive Education

Program Manager, AGEP PUI and IRACDA NY-CAPS

Karian Wright is the Program Manager for the National Science Foundation funded AGEP PUI (Collaborative Research: An AGEP Alliance Model to Advance Underrepresented Minority STEM Faculty at Predominately Undergraduate Institutions) and the National Institutes of Health funded IRACDA NY-CAPS (New York Consortium for the Advancement of Postdoctoral Scholars) programs.  Karian has extensive experience in higher education including admissions, recruitment, student services and retention. She also managed a College Jumpstart program serving over 500 high school students annually and developed a female empowerment program for over 300 young women. Karian has a firm commitment to the advancement of underrepresented minority students. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Monroe College.


Rosalia Davi  Headshot of Rosalia Davi
Program Manager

Rosalia Davi joined the CIE in March 2016 as the CIE Diversity Outreach Coordinator, where her primary focus was to grow the successful recruitment of underrepresented scholars for graduate and postdoctoral study across the STEM disciplines, and for the CIE's suite of externally funded programs. Rosalia is now the Program Manager for the NIH IMSD MERGE T32, Dr. W. Burghardt Turner, and GEM Fellowship programs. Prior to her time in higher education, Rosalia worked for a college access non-profit helping to bridge the opportunity gap for underresourced students at Let's Get Ready. With over 15 years of experience in higher education and non-profit management, specifically in experiential education, diversity graduate and postdoctoral recruitment, and program management, Rosalia has a demonstrated committment to supporting scholars from historically marginalized communities. She has a dual master’s degree in Gender and Cultural Studies and Communications Management from Simmons College, and is a Stony Brook University alumna.


Lisa Ospitale

Lisa Ospitale

Program Coordinator  

Lisa began her career at Stony Brook University as an undergraduate student and continued at Stony Brook receiving her master's degree in Social Work. Lisa has worked in higher education for over 20 years, including at Stony Brook for 10 years prior to leaving and going to Hofstra University. Lisa is excited to be back as a Program Coordinator at the CIE.



Elizanne Warren-Russell Headshot of Elizanne Warren-Russell
Program Coordinator

Elizanne joined the Center for Inclusive Education in September 2021 as program coordinator for the NIH IMSD MERGE T32, Dr. W. Burghardt Turner, and GEM Fellowship programs. Prior to joining the CIE, Elizanne  served as the administrative assistant for the Center for Criminal Justice Studies at SUNY Farmingdale and continues there as an Adjunct Professor.  Elizanne has a bachelor’s degree in Community & Human Services from SUNY Empire and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Molloy College. She is a strong advocate  for the education of single and teen mothers to gain sustainable careers.