Ellise LaMotte

Ellise LaMotte

617-627-0417
20 Professors Row
Somerville, MA

Biography

As the Director of the Center for STEM Diversity, Ellise LaMotte is responsible for supporting a diverse population of students as they persist to degree completion. She provides this support by implementing programmatic offerings, securing resources, leading the Center’s strategic direction and infrastructure, and managing the external advisory board. She also participates in and utilizes best practice research on broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and math. 

She holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology and master's degree in business administration, both from Northeastern University and a doctor of philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, focusing on experiences of African American women in engineering as they persist to degree completion.