DEI Office Contacts
Meet the YSE Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team.
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Dr. Dorceta Taylor
Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professor of Environmental Justice
Dr. Dorceta Taylor is a professor at the Yale School for the Environment. Prior to that she was a professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) for 27 years. She was the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SEAS. She also helds a joint appointment with the Program in the Environment. Dr. Taylor is the former Field of Studies Coordinator for SEAS’ Environmental Justice Program and a past Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section. Professor Taylor received PhD and master’s degrees from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology at Yale University in 1991, 1988, and 1985.
In 2014 Dr. Taylor authored a landmark national report, The State of Diversity in Environmental Institutions: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations, and Government Agencies. She authored a second diversity report in 2014 entitled, Environmental Organizations in the Great Lakes Region: An Assessment of Institutional Diversity.
Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community and Inclusion
Yolanda Quiñones came to YSE from Yale Medical School where she was the coordinator for the BioMed SURF Program, which offers first-generation college graduates — disadvantaged and underrepresented minorities from all over the country — an opportunity to participate in an intensive 9-week research program. Yolanda received her Bachelor’s of Science in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and her M.B.A. with a concentration in leadership from Albertus Magnus College.
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