Founded in 2014, the Tufts Veterinary Council on Diversity (TVCD) served as the umbrella organization for the student chapters of national diversity-related organizations: Veterinarians as One In Culture and Ethnicity (VOICE), the Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association (BSVSA), and the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI). The focus has since expanded and now includes veterinary student representatives from VOICE and BSVSA (with plans to hopefully include WVLDI in the future). Graduate students, faculty, house officers, staff, and administrative personnel from Cummings School are also represented.
Its overarching mission (R.E.A.C.H.) is to champion campus-wide efforts aimed to create an environment where all individuals are respected, and diversity and inclusion are embraced.
Committee members bring the voice of their respective organizations to the TVCD and ensure that fellow students, colleagues and corresponding members are kept abreast of the Council’s activities and events.
|Student Co-Chair||India Napier, V’20|
|Student Co-Chair Elect (Events) 2nd year||TBA|
|Treasurer||Sarah Wilson, V’21|
Veterinary 2nd year
|Vishwa Rasania, V’21|
|Broad Spectrum Representative (BSVSD)||Jay Sheintop, V’21
Angelia Di Rienzo, V’21
|SCAVMA Liaison||Derek Standlee, V’20|
|Social Media Liaison||TBA|
|Veterinary 1st year||TBA|
|Veterinary 2nd year||Tatiana Henry, V’21|
|Veterinary 3rd year||Avery Berkowitz, V’20|
|Veterinary 4th year||Cindy Cesar, V’19|
|PhD||David Pirovich, 2021|
|Faculty Rep FHSA/HLA||Jennifer Graham
|Faculty Rep At Large||Flo Tseng|
|Staff – Hospital||Juanita Hicks
|Staff – Non-Clinical||Kate Beckett
|Staff – Support TVCD||Donna Roberts|