iREFS

iREFS (institute-wide Resources for Easing Friction & Stress)

Who are we?
We are graduate students formally trained & certified in conflict management skills. We operate just like departmental REFS (dREFS), but are not restricted to a single department or program.

What do we do?
Provide confidential, peer-to-peer support for all graduate students at the Institute. We also point students to other resources on campus.

Teach conflict management workshops upon request (email the co-chairs for further details)

How do you meet with an iREFS?
– Email irefs-contact@mit.edu to ask for a meeting.
Your request is seen by the iREFS co-chairs, who will forward your request to an iREFS member that best meets your preferences.

– Directly contact individual iREFS via their emails below.


iREFS co-chairs [irefs-contact@mit.edu]

Moni (Monika) Avello

E-mail: mavello@mit.edu

Department: Biology (Course 7)

Joined MIT in: 2012

 

Elise Ledieu

E-mail: eledieu@mit.edu

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering (Course 1)

Joined MIT in: 2015

iREFS members [irefs-all@mit.edu]

Urmi (Yagnaseni) Roy

E-mail: yroy@mit.edu

Department: Mechanical Engineering (Course 2)

Joined MIT in: 2013

 

Akshay Agarwal

E-mail: akshayag@mit.edu

Department: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (Course 6)

Joined MIT in: 2014

 

Erik Sand

E-mail: esand@mit.edu

Department: Political Science (Course 17)

Joined MIT in: 2015

 

Nicholas Triantafillou

E-mail: ngtriant@mit.edu

Department: Mathematics (Course 18)

Joined MIT in:

 

Sami Yamani

E-mail: syamani@mit.edu

Department: Mechanical Engineering (Course 2)

Joined MIT in: 2017

 

Shalini Gupta

E-mail: gshalini@mit.edu

Department: Biology (Course 7)

Joined MIT in: 2016

 

Alice Herneisen

E-mail: alhernei@mit.edu

Department: Biology (Course 7)

Joined MIT in: 2017

 

Heng Zuoh

E-mail: zuoh@mit.edu

Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics (Course 16)

Joined MIT in: 2014


Want to be an iREFS?

Contact the iREFS co-chairs to get involved!

The next conflict management training will occur over the summer.


Recommended Resources

Lost on how to even approach getting support at MIT? Check out our Graduate Support Resources Flowchart (with links to resources embedded) !

iREFS is collaborating with DSLx Life Learning to create conflict management micro-learning videos! Check out a few videos below:

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