The Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement for the College of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Cincinnati (UC) recently welcomed two new staff members, Krizia Cabrera-Toro and Danielle Williams.
Cabrera-Toro joined the office as the Women in Engineering program coordinator. Krizia is responsible for programs that assist with the recruitment, support and retention of female engineering students, faculty and staff.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to work alongside strong female faculty, staff and students to increase representation including underrepresented minorities,” said Cabrera-Toro.
She most recently worked as the multicultural recruitment coordinator at Northern Kentucky University, where she developed programming and relationships with the university community to foster a more diverse and equitable campus environment.
For her, the role is an opportunity to combine the skills from her STEM background with her extensive experience in creating and coordinating initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
Cabrera-Toro has a Bachelor of Science in Cell/Cellular Biology from Ana G. Mendez University System, a Post-Baccalaureate in Molecular Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine, a Master of Arts in Integrative Studies/Multicultural Education and Leadership in Higher Education, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in STEM Education from Purdue University.
She has a passion for helping students succeed and looks forward to using her experience with retention, student success, social justice to create more opportunities for those who have a desire to better themselves.
Cabrera-Toro, who is bilingual in Spanish and English, hopes to obtain a PhD and teach at a university in the future.