Director of Diversity Strategy

Emily Monago is GTRI’s director of diversity strategy. In this inaugural role, Emily leads and builds upon existing employee-led efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including our Employee Resource Groups. She also develops and implements a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy aligned with existing GTRI and Georgia Tech strategic plans.

Emily began serving as the Georgia Tech Research Institute Inaugural Director of Diversity Strategy on Sept. 14, 2021. Prior to coming to GTRI, Emily served as the Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and founder of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Wyoming (UW), in Laramie, Wyoming (2017-2021). Emily has spent most of her career working in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

“What I am hearing as a new person to the research enterprise aligns with the Diversity & Inclusion assessments and strategic plans created before my arrival,” says Emily. “I am still having these conversations and still have many more people to meet and talk to. I look forward to prospects of meeting and talking to everyone across the GTRI enterprise and at Georgia Tech."