Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
Dean of Students
Lindsay Kendrick currently serves as the Dean of Students and the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at NYU School of Law. Prior to joining NYU Law, she served as the diversity and inclusion manager at Ropes & Gray and as the East Coast diversity manager at Sidley Austin. She also practiced for five years as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. Kendrick holds a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University; a JD from Howard University, where she served as the managing editor of the Howard Law Journal; and an MS in Organizational Change Management from the New School’s Milano School for Management and Urban Policy.
Director for Diversity and Inclusion
Ileana Casellas-Katz serves as the Director for Diversity and Inclusion at NYU School of Law. Prior to joining NYU Law, she served as the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach at Columbia University where she led programming, training and mentoring initiatives with a focus on supporting first-generation and lower-income students. Casellas-Katz was also a fellow in the Office for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Harvard University and began her career at the Posse Foundation, a national college access organization, where she directed the foundation’s STEM and Veterans programs. Casellas-Katz received a B.A. in American Studies from Tufts University, an Ed.M. in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently a doctoral student at NYU Steinhardt.
Assistant Director for Diversity & Inclusion
Savannah Lynn serves as the Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Program Coordinator for the AnBryce Scholars Program. Prior to joining NYU Law, she worked at Duke University’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity creating and implementing education programs about LGBTQ issues, and worked as a taekwondo instructor. Lynn received a BA in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies with a minor in education from Duke University, and an MA in Psychology from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. Her primary responsibilities include providing logistical support to the Diversity and Inclusion team, providing research and creating resource guides for NYU community members, working with student groups on event accessibility and issues of diversity and inclusion, and providing general support and counsel to NYU Law students.