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Newton, Needham, Watertown, Wellesley


Asst. VP of Diversity Recruiting & Advising, IES Abroad

A former public affairs officer at NASA, Cook-Anderson currently leads diversity and inclusion-related marketing outreach for a large global nonprofit, IES Abroad. Locally, she has been instrumental in bringing together coalitions of people and organizations to address issues ranging from educational diversity to police accountability. When Cook-Anderson speaks, people listen. She was a moving force behind the Needham Schools Equity Report and sits on the boards of the Needham Diversity Initiative, Dana Hall School in Wellesley and the North Hill Senior Residential Community in Needham. She makes connections, leans in to difficult conversations, leads workshops and facilitates training conferences on inclusivity.