Assistant Director of Diversity Training & Education
pronouns: she / her(s) / ella
Jazmin Pichardo (she/her(s)/ella) currently serves as the Assistant Director of Diversity Training and Education in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at UMD.
In this role she provides expertise and support to the campus community in reaching its equity and inclusion goals through trainings, consultations, educational and developmental opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. She also provides everyday leadership for The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP).
Jazmin previously held roles in outreach and academic affairs where she developed programming and initiatives that centered the transformative potential of social justice education and learning environments that cultivate critical consciousness. She is passionate about expanding the reach of intergroup dialogue pedagogy and has consulted with national and international organizations in launching their own dialogue initiatives. A first-generation graduate, Jazmin earned her B.A. in English from Vassar College and completed her Master's in Student Affairs at UMD in May 2016.