|Title:||Assistant Director of DAPER Communications, Promotions and Marketing|
|Organization:||- Women's Basketball, Men's Crew, Fencing, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Volleyball|
|Year:||14th at MIT|
Mindy Brauer enters her 14th year at MIT as a member of the DAPER Communications staff. Among numerous other roles, she currently serves as the primary contact for ten of MIT’s 33 intercollegiate athletic programs. Brauer also assists the Director with the day-to-day activities of the office as well as managing the photo needs for the department and enforcing proper usage of the MIT athletics brand internally and with outside vendors.
Brauer has played an integral role in the development and maintenance of the web presence for the Engineers upon her arrival in 2003. In addition to providing written contributions to the MIT sports annual, she is the coordinator of the MIT COOP Student-Athlete of the Week program. Brauer has served as the primary media contact for numerous postseason championship events, including the 2006, 2007, and 2015 NCAA Women’s Volleyball New England Regional and the 2009 North East Collegiate Volleyball Association Championship Tournament.
From August 2009 to July 2011, Brauer was promoted to Interim Director of DAPER Communications, Promotions, and Marketing. During her tenure, she managed the installation of an Academic All-America Hall of Fame and banners celebrating the Engineers’ team conference championships. In conjunction with MIT’s 150th anniversary, Brauer was instrumental in producing a timeline mural that features nearly 200 memorable moments in MIT athletics history.
Brauer is a four-time recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Grant Burger Media Award for Division III women’s volleyball in the New England region.
In 2016, Brauer was honored with the CoSIDA Achievement Award for the College Division. The award is presented to an associate or assistant sports information director in recognition of exceptional contributions, service and dedication to their institution or conference office and to the sports information profession.
Prior to coming to MIT, Brauer was the Assistant Sports Information Director at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York for one year. She also worked as a student assistant in the sports information office at Drew University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in behavioral science in 2002.