Staff

Anila Karunakar

Director for Diversity and Inclusion
anila.karunakar@maine.edu
207.581.1428

Pronouns: She, her, hers
Share a few sentences about yourself: My identity encompasses so many cultures and traditions. Born in India, grew up in Bahrain, and call Iowa home (here in America). I have worked in Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Educational institutions for over 17 years. I enjoy cooking, watching shows that make me laugh, and all things Bollywood!
Favorite board game: Cranium
Favorite Food (like a specific dish?): Japchae (Korean)
A place in the world you would like to visit: South Africa
Something 2020 has given the space to learn: the Ukulele (not very well!)

Rob Jackson

Staff Associate for Diversity and Inclusion

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Home: Grew up in Charleston, Maine but Orono feels like home now!
Favorite food: Tacos!
Is a hot dog a sandwich: Yes! End the gatekeeping, let hot dogs be a sandwich!