Lajeanesse Harris is the Senior Executive Associate and Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President for Equity. She enables effective coordination and operations across the division of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement as well as the universitywide office of equity. Ms. Harris provides strategic operational support and acts as the first point of contact for initiatives and inquiries of high demand. Prior to joining Rutgers University, Lajeanesse worked at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a coordinator for the Office of Diversity, Equity and inclusion. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.