Meet Our Leadership Team

Co-Chairpersons:

Jennifer MendelsohnKatie Bell, Co-Chair

Jennifer Mendelsohn came to Yale in 2009 as the Associate Director of Graduate Student Life. She oversees Student Life programming, the Blue Dog Café, and the facilities of the McDougal Center. She also manages parts of new Graduate Student Orientation and Graduate School Commencement. Prior to her arrival at Yale, Jennifer was an Assistant Director of Residence Life at Quinnipiac University and a Community Director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College in Music and her Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Higher Education. Jennifer got involved with the WWN to build community among the women on campus and to create a more supportive environment for women who work at Yale.

 

Diane Miranda, Co-ChairDiane Miranda

Diane (Didi) Miranda is a Financial Analyst for Faculty Research Management Services (FRMS) where she is responsible for financial management, compliance and oversight of sponsored awards.  Diane obtained her undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from Albertus Magnus College and has a strong academic research background.  She has been working at Yale University since 2001 where she worked in Financial Operations, Human Investigations Committee, Yale Cancer Center and the Grant & Contract Administration.  Diane is also a member of the Latino Networking Group and Yale Benefits Advisory Team.

 

 


Previous Co-Chairs:

Katie Bell

2013-2016

Kathryn Bell is Deputy Director of the Yale Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), where she is involved with strategic planning for and coordination of the various university offices administering international programs for undergraduate students. Kathryn is also Director of the Yale Visiting International Student Program (Y-VISP), a program that invites high-achieving students from Yale’s partner institutions to study at Yale for an academic year. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY-Buffalo in Art and her Master of Arts from Columbia University in Higher Education Administration, with a focus on International Education. Kathryn was one of the founders of WWN, and served as co-chair of the organization from its inception in 2013. In 2016, she stepped down as co-chair, and became part of WWN’s Advocacy Team, in order to more closely examine and advocate for policy improvements that positively impact women who work at Yale.