Please join us in welcoming Silvia Dueñas Bielser as our new Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator.
Silvia is passionate about D&I and works to remove barriers to ensure all are welcomed, seen, and heard. In her role at Life West, Silvia will work to foster diversity, inclusion, and equity by building on current DEI goals and strategic initiatives. Silvia will also co-Chair the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Prior to joining Life West, Silvia was the D&I Manager at the U.S. Tennis Association Northern California. Silvia collaborated with all NorCal department leaders in providing support for diversity and multicultural outreach initiatives, resources, training, and best practices. This included managing the D&I college scholarships and the brand ambassador programs.
She also served as the staff liaison to the USTA NorCal Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the USTA NorCal Adaptive Committee. Through these committees, Silvia worked to execute the strategic plans that encompassed planning, organizing, and performing activities related to the program initiatives and partnership creation in an effort to engage the various diverse communities.
Silvia received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of the Pacific and her Master of Arts in International Relations from Schiller International University in Paris, France.
Please join me in welcoming Silvia to our Life West Community and wishing her every success.
Location: Learning Commons, Room 117
Office Hours: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
(510) 780-4500, ext. 2900