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Isabel Alvarado Dees

Isabel Alvarado Dees (she/her/ella) is the Associate Vice Chancellor, Equity & Equal Protection at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She holds the plenary titles of Title IX Coordinator, Locally Designated Official (LDO), ADA Coordinator, & Equal Employment and Opportunity (EEO) Director. Originally from the Los Angeles area, Isabel has lived and worked in the Santa Cruz area since 1998. Isabel is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, first in her family to attend university. She received her law degree from Monterey College of Law and completed her B.A. in Politics at UC Santa Cruz. Isabel is an educational rights advocate with over 10 years-experience working on compliance in higher education. She identifies as a member of the disabled community which informs a holistic approach and philosophy focused on meaningful inclusion through agency models of service and transformative justice principles. Isabel is a fluent Spanish speaker, bi-cultural and bi-literate, and fiercely proud and grateful of her cultura. Isabel loves local state parks and also enjoys baking, knitting, and gardening.