Elisa Diana Huerta, PhD

Job title: 
Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Justice & Community Engagement

Pronouns - they/them/elle

Dr. Elisa Diana Huerta (they/them/elle) is a Brawley born and Tejas raised organizer, educator, artesanx, and scholar. They did their undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and their doctoral work at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Elisa’s scholarship and teaching focuses on expressive culture, women of color feminist praxis, hemispheric Indigeneity, radical pedagogy, and community-based research. As the Founding Director of the UC Berkeley Multicultural Community Center (MCC), and now Associate Vice Chancellor of EJCE, Elisa is proud to co-create dynamic and engaged holistic resources for students, faculty, staff, and community members on a daily basis. They currently support the Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement (EJCE), PATH-to Care Center, Restorative Justice Center, and are stewarding the campus wide Thriving Initiatives. Art-making, of all kinds, make their heart happy.