We are happy to announce the RELAY Fellows who will be working together on improving campus climate by addressing bias. These fellows have been selected because they have extraordinary knowledge, expertise, and ability to further this collective work to make the College more inclusive and equitable. 

The RELAY Project is a bias-response team that aims to build community through restorative processes and peer support to all members of the CSI community. It has grown out of the Antiracism Collective of the PSC-CUNY CSI Chapter. The RELAY Project is supported by a grant from the Mellon-funded CUNY Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) and the Office of Interim CSI President Timothy G. Lynch. 

The grantees would like to thank the many members of CSI’s professional staff and faculty who applied and took part in interviews for these positions. It was challenging to choose the Fellows from among so many strong and deeply committed candidates; the selection process aimed to create a team that represented many areas of our campus while balancing faculty and staff involvement and the communities they serve.

The 2023 CSI RELAY Fellows are:

     Ismael Garcia-Colon

     Damaris Sanchez Hipolito

     Jeremiah Jurkiewicz

     Robert King Kee

     Lisa Korchma

     Shawn Denise Landry

     Catherine Lavender

     Mitchell Lovell

     Frances A. Meléndez

     Nada Michael

     Fumio Someki

The following members of our community have agreed to serve as alternates to support the RELAY project:

     David Allen

     Alyson Bardsley

     Christine Flynn Saulnier

Nina Del Gatto has agreed to serve as staff to the RELAY project.

By Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, Catherine Lavender, Nada Michael, ​Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) (CUNY BRESI Campus Climate Improvement Grant, 2022-2023)