Adina Berrios Brooks

Adina joined the Office of the Provost in October 2015, and is currently the Associate Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusive Pathways. In addition to the faculty diversity portfolio, she leads the university’s new Inclusive Faculty Pathways portfolio, which aims to support and grow Columbia pathways programs, expand access to Columbia graduate programs and improve the climate and support trainees in pursuit of an academic career. This effort builds on her previous work developing the faculty diversity and advancement portfolios in the Office of the Provost.

Prior to joining the Office of the Provost, Adina worked in admissions and student affairs at Columbia, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, for over a decade, most recently at Columbia Engineering as the associate director of Graduate Admissions and Student Affairs for the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department. She also has extensive experience in politics and advocacy, including time at the Children’s Defense Fund New York office and New York’s Working Families Party. Adina is currently the Vice President of the Board of Education of the City School District of New Rochelle.

Adina received her bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Columbia College and her master’s degree in politics and education from Teachers College, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in education policy. Her current research involves the relationship between gender and racial/ethnic diversity at elite post-secondary institutions.