Rosa’s career as a diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner and strategist has helped community-based organizations, cultural institutions, and institutions of higher education prioritize and approach their work through a lens of inclusion and justice.
Most recently, Rosa served as the inaugural Senior Director of Belonging & Inclusion at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, where she established the museum’s new Department of Belonging & Inclusion. Rosa assessed equity pressure points, built capacity, and facilitated solutions for departments across the museum, ensuring culturally responsive museum practice.
Prior to joining the MFA, for over a decade, Rosa served as the Director of the Latinx Student Cultural Center at Northeastern University. During her tenure as director, she advanced recruitment, retention, and student development of Latino | a | x and Latin American students.
In addition, Rosa has consulted, advised, trained, and presented to multiple organizations on diversity and inclusion strategy and communications. As the Executive Director of ODEI, she will also be working collaboratively with university partners to develop and monitor staff and supplier diversity strategies for the global university system.
Rosa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Her academic track in her graduate program was in administration, with a focus on community organizing and organizational policy planning.