Leadership

LaShawnda Brooks, Executive Director

Catherine Wong, Associate Director and Manager of Programs

Leislie Godo-Solo, Education Programs Specialist

Brittany Zorn, Arts & Sciences Program Specialist

IRT Mailbox, Recruitment & Admission Program

Janelle Bonasera, Coordinator of Partnerships & External Relations

Sara Cerretani, Operations Coordinator

“It's a responsibility I bear willingly to allow others, as IRT allowed me to do, to realize their vocation as educators, and thrive in the pursuit.”

Alejandro Velasco IRT ’99, Advisory Board Member

Why I Serve

"As a tenured professor of History and Latin American Studies at New York University, a day hasn't gone by in the nearly twenty years since IRT has been in my life when I haven't drawn on the lessons I learned as an Intern, not just the intellectual lessons but life lessons, too, in every facet of my professional and personal development. Giving back in any way - as informal IRT recruiter on my campus, as modest financial donor, as Advisory Board Member, but mainly as a proud alum always ready to extol the importance of IRT - is more than gratitude. It's a responsibility I bear willingly to allow others, as IRT allowed me to do, to realize their vocation as educators, and thrive in the pursuit." Alejandro Velasco, IRT ’99, Advisory Board Member

Advisory Board
  • Asna Afzal,’99
  • Mercy Lee Bell, '08
  • Andrew H. Chin, ’00
  • Dr. Sari Edelstein, '98
  • Kimberly Formisano, ’86
  • Andrew J. Guff, ’79
  • Julia Lloyd Johannsen, ’96
  • Dr. Marc Johnson, IRT ’97 (Co-Chair)
  • Victoria Kataoka, ’93
  • Aleena Kibria '23
  • Michael Koehler '94
  • Jasmine Ma '23
  • Kevin Maillard, IRT '94
  • Alarik Myrin, III, ’88 (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Chera Reid, IRT ’00
  • Richard Shin, ’90
  • Dr. Alejandro Velasco, IRT ’99
  • Renee O. Wilmot, IRT '12, '17
  • Bruce S. Wilson, ’77
  • Adam K. Wise, ’83
  • Gonzalo S. Zeballos, IRT ’92
  • LaShawnda Brooks (Ex Officio)
  • Beth Parsons (Ex Officio)