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Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion Education- Medford/SMFA Campuses

Sara (she/her/ella) is a first-generation Chicana college graduate and current doctoral candidate who is committed to anti-racist practices and systemic equity. Passionate about people- and social-justice centered education policy, Sara is a strong advocate for honoring learner variability and advocating for the multidimensional identities and lived experiences of individuals and communities.

Sara’s role includes but is not limited to, preparation centered around unconscious/implicit bias, anti-racism, restorative justice, Whiteness, anti-Blackness, and others. Sara will also be responsible for managing pipeline programs and supporting other functions and programs as needed by the Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.


Office: Ballou Hall, Room 105

Appointments can be made by emailing Sara directly.


Doctorate in Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies (PhD), University of Massachusetts Boston (*May 2022)

Master of Education (MEd) with a focus on Special Education, California State University Fullerton

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BA), minor in English, San Jose State University

Get to Know Sara

Sara is a proud dog mom to a Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) named Jude.  (Yes, her yorkie is named after the song, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles.)