Adina Berrios Brooks

Adina joined the Office of the Provost in October 2015. She currently serves as Chief of Staff to the Provost.

Previously, Adina was a member of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement. There she developed and led the faculty diversity and advancement portfolios, as well as the university’s new Inclusive Faculty Pathways initiative, which aims to support and grow pathway programs, expand access to graduate programs, and support trainees in pursuit of an academic career. Prior to joining the Office of the Provost, Adina accrued more than a decade of experience in admissions and student affairs at Columbia, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At Columbia Engineering, she served as 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.