Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Elizabeth Parada has been a member of the Loomis Chaffee community since 1999. Originally from Colombia, she moved to the United States with her family to complete high school. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish Literature from Mount Holyoke College, a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, and is currently completing graduate work at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, in Salamanca, Spain.
Elizabeth devotes herself to promoting an inclusive school community through educational and cultural programs that address issues of social justice and diversity. She attends and facilitates training and workshops for students and faculty, including at the Social Justice Training Institute, at People of Color Conferences, at the Knapsack Institute and at SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) training. Elizabeth has been a member of the faculty in the Modern and Classical Languages Department, a dorm affiliate in Richmond Hall, and a member of the Community Service Program. Elizabeth has traveled with students on International Education Programs to Italy and the Dominican Republic through the Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies.