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JET’s Mission

Through the transformation of campus culture, the Justice, Equity, & Transformation (JET) Office at MassArt aims to guide and lead work that achieves systemic equity across the institution.


BFA BIPOC student enrollment

75% / 25%

Female / Male BFA students


First Generation BFA students

Transformative Learning and Teaching

We create opportunities for learning and engaging with different viewpoints through initiatives like our Thriving Classrooms workshops, Anti-Racism Dialogues, and the Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture Series.

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Thriving Classrooms

We host workshops designed for MassArt faculty and staff, to build community and collaboration between departments.

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Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture Series

We invite artists of diverse backgrounds and identities to MassArt to share their work and discuss their motivations and perspectives on artmaking.

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Unique Pathways to a World-Class Art and Design Education 

For many learners, obtaining a degree in art and design is a winding road — one with plenty of curves and bumps along the way. This is especially true for high school students with limited access to arts education, as well as first-generation college students who need additional support as they adjust to college life. We aid these developing artists and designers through programs like Artward Bound and Compass, which provide local high schoolers and first-generation undergraduates with roadmaps for navigating their arts education.

Retention and Mentoring 

Our staff and student leaders support curricular and co-curricular retention and mentoring initiatives for students, staff, and faculty. This support is for —  but not limited to — those who identify as ALAANA, BIPOC, DACA, and LGBTQ, as well as international members of our community.

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JET Student Leaders

Student Leaders are integral to the achievements of the JET office, its programs, and initiatives.

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Contact Us

The JET Office is located on the 11th floor of the Tower Building. If you have questions about our ongoing programming and initiatives, please come by and say hello, send us an email or give us a call.

Call: (617) 879-7220

Lyssa Palu-ay Dean, Justice, Equity, and Transformation

Call: (617) 879-7782

Julie Barrett Associate Dean and Executive Director of Project Management, Justice, Equity, and Transformation

Call: (617) 879-7874

Brenda Bailey Assistant Director, Justice, Equity, and Transformation

Call: (617) 879-7207

Danielle Van Den Berge Assistant Director of Artward Bound, Pathways Program Manager., Justice, Equity, and Transformation

Call: (617) 879-7211

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621 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 879-7000