Meet Our Graduate Diversity Officers
The role of Graduate Diversity Officers is to:
- Provide leadership to deans, faculty, academic programs, Academic Senate committees and administrative units to develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies that eliminate barriers for historically underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
- Advise, counsel, and advocate for historically underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in order to enhance their success at UC Davis.
- Write or provide support of grant proposals for resources to administer programs that enhance diversity within graduate education.
Josephine Moreno, Ph.D.
Graduate Diversity Officer: Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) & Education
An alumna of UC Davis, Dr. Josephine Moreno is the Graduate Diversity Director for Humanities and Arts, Social Sciences (HASS) and Education. Josephine earned her B.S. from UC Davis and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Following a postdoctoral year at UC Davis, she was also a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island. She comes to UC Davis from UC Berkeley where she was the Graduate Diversity Director in the Arts & Humanities Division. Josephine is committed to supporting first-generation and historically underrepresented students in higher education to successfully complete their graduate degrees at UC Davis. Students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff may contact Josephine by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devin Horton, Ph.D.
Graduate Diversity Officer: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Dr. Devin L. Horton is the Graduate Diversity Officer for STEM disciplines at UC Davis. With nearly 10 years of experience in teaching and program development, Dr. Horton has a strong background in mentoring and student success. A Los Angeles native, Dr. Horton was the first in her family to attend college and the only one to earn a Ph.D. She obtained her B.S. in Biology from Tuskegee University and her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. It is her experience as a first-generation, socioeconomically disadvantaged student that fuels her passion for providing effective and comprehensive student support. Students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff may contact Devin by emailing email@example.com.
Other Graduate Studies Diversity Professionals
Graduate Pipeline Programs
Executive Director, Graduate Pipeline Programs
Director, Graduate Preparatory Programs