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Diversity Ambassadors

Daniel Miller-Grossman
Mechanical Engineering / Graduation Date: 2021

Hello! I am a junior studying mechanical engineering here at UMass Amherst. This is my first year working for the DPO and I am very excited to help to help promote diversity and inclusion in the College of Engineering. 

I have been fascinated with cars ever since I was young, and one of my career goals is to help design cars that are more environmentally-friendly. 

Favorite inspiring quote: “We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” -Malcolm X
Favorite things: Basketball, Modern Family, 90’s rap

Margaret Turner
Civil Engineering / Graduation Date: 2021

Hi, I am a third year student at UMass Amherst and a third year hire for the diversity programs office. I’m studying civil engineering, and my main interests are sustainability and environmental issues. On campus I am involved with the Society of Women Engineers and Iota Gamma Upsilon. Last semester I was abroad in Ireland at UCD (please shoot me an email if you have any questions about studying abroad as an engineering student!) I am excited to continue to work in the DEI and contribute to an inclusive community in the department of engineering!  

Favorite inspirational quote: “It is all very well planning what you will do in six months, what you will do in a year, but it’s no good at all if you don’t have a plan for tomorrow.”
Favorite things: Coffee, Reality TV, Baby Berk

Mikayla White
Chemical Engineering / Graduation Date: 2021

I am currently a junior studying chemical engineering with a concentration in biochemical engineering. I am a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and this is  my first year working for the DPO. I spent last spring semester studying at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and would encourage any engineering student to study abroad! I am happy to be a part of the UMass College of Engineering community and I am excited to help make this community more inclusive. 

Favorite inspiring quote: “Don`t stop trying just because you`ve hit a wall. Progress is progress no matter how small.”
Favorite things: coffee, concerts, traveling