Raygine DiAquoi (she/her/hers) is the Chief Equity Officer of Bank Street College of Education.
Ray previously served as the inaugural director of the Office of Diversity, Culture and Inclusion and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Culture and Inclusion at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In these roles, she led equity-focused organizational change efforts, created innovative policy, trainings, and programming for faculty, students, and staff, and launched and taught new core curricular content on racism and public health for the Master of Public Health degree program. As an assistant professor in the Sociomedical Sciences Department, she also taught Qualitative Research Methods at the graduate level.
Ray has served as a second grade and middle school humanities teacher, a professor at Brooklyn College’s School of Education, and a consultant for the New York City Department of Education, Harvard University, and the Hartford Public Schools District. She has also worked with school leaders in Haiti, sharing asset-based approaches to collecting data from their communities.
Ray received her BA from Columbia University and her EdD from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include racial socialization, multicultural education, racism over the life course, and the educational experiences of students belonging to marginalized communities.