As of June 2019, is the new University Diversity and Inclusion Officer (UDIO) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Before this, she was Dean of the School of Social Science, Humanities and Communication at Universidad Ana G. Méndez (UAGM), an urban, co-ed, Hispanic-Serving Institution of higher learning, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, also in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Prior to relocating to Puerto Rico, she was Vice-President for Government Affairs at Safe Horizon, a leading national organization and New York State’s largest nonprofit organization serving victims of violence; the first full-time executive director of the philanthropic organization, Daphne Foundation, attending the five boroughs of New York City; and, the executive director of El Barrio Popular Education Program, an academically-recognized, action-based research project of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, at Hunter College.
As an educator and political scientist, she has focused on poverty and globalization, community organizing and urban politics, post-authoritarian/delegative democracies, and politics in Latin America and the Caribbean and has taught at Bates College in Lewiston, ME; Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile; Marymount Manhattan College and Eugene Lang College of the New School for Social Research, both in New York City, and at UAGM, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her research interests include higher education, diversity and inclusion, democratic theory, social violence, and post-colonial and post-structuralist literature.