Taina S. McField (preferred pronouns: she, her, hers) is the Associate Dean for Strategy at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Prior to joining the leadership team at Tisch College, Taina led MIT's Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) as Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director. In this capacity, she oversaw program development and fundraising, working to ensure strategic alignment and execution across CoLab’s diverse projects throughout the Americas.
Before coming to MIT, Taina was a Program Officer at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, a philanthropic organization rooted in the Jewish tradition, where she focused on economic and racial justice and climate change. Taina is an educator by training and brings extensive experience in program development and operations, cultivating and supporting social justice organizations, and working with large institutions, including universities.