Lee Helmken Cherry

Deputy Equity Officer for Administration, Advising, and Support
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Lee Helmken Cherry has been at Berklee since February 2018. Previously, she served as a health educator at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she co-led their sexual and relationship violence prevention and survivor support initiative. In that role, she was responsible for strategic planning efforts as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating sexual violence prevention and response programming and trainings on campus. She also led a peer education program for sexual violence prevention and, before that, served as a project coordinator of the administrative and research cores at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory University.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in health and society from the University of Rochester and a Master of Public Health in behavioral sciences and health education from Emory University. She's a certified health education specialist. In her current role, she serves as the deputy equity officer for administration, intake, and support within the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She's a first point of contact for those members of the community who have experienced or witnessed harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct, and she provides resources and options while coordinating support services and accommodations. Additionally, she focuses on building collaborative programming, campaigns, and training for both prevention of and response to discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.

Born and raised in Vermont, she's excited to be back in New England. As a new Boston resident, she's looking forward to exploring the city and finding every coffee shop possible. You can reach her at lcherry@berklee.edu.