Catalina Piatt-Esguerra

Welcome and Network-Building Committee Chair
"Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - EHD Office of DEI

Catalina Piatt-Esguerra is originally from Cali, Colombia, but moved to the U.S. as a toddler. She has worked at the intersection of education and equity work for almost a decade, across university, and secondary environments in various roles. As an educator and DEI practitioner, she values empathy, a growth mindset, and a commitment to lifelong learning and self-reflection. She earned her Ph.D. in Spanish, Museum Studies Graduate Credential, and Professional Certificate in DEI Certificate, all from the University of Michigan. Since 2021, she has worked as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the UVA’s School of Education and Human Development, where she co-leads the design and operation of DEI-focused professional development and community-building opportunities for the School’s community of 1200+ students (online and in-person) and 300+ faculty and staff. 

I am part of the Latinx ERG because...

I want to work for UVA being a space where fellow Latines feel like there’s a place for them, they matter, and they have a purpose as employees of this University.