Dartmouth College

Values and Social Identities


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Haldeman Center, Room 125



This workshop allows participants to identify their social identities and values and think about how they play out for them professionally and personally. Participants will be able to understand the primary dimensions of diversity, which are influenced by socialization and are ways we categorize ourselves and others. They will leave with a better understanding of how we can bring different perspectives, values and identity dynamics into our programming and choices in the workplace.



Theresa Hernandez

Theresa Hernandez has committed herself to diversity work that align with and without her multiple identities. Theresa is the Coordinator of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. Previously to working in the IDE office, Theresa worked in Athletics, assisting with the recreation programs. Before Dartmouth Theresa worked in the education field for several years including time she spent as a fulltime special education and resource teacher. She has served her local communities as a volunteer coach, a grassroots organizer, and as a board member and mentor for a several non-profit organizations dedicated to the uplifitment and support of community. Theresa received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wells College and obtained her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from New England College.

Kara Wakefield

Kara Wakefield is a program coordinator with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. In this role she supports IDE events including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, trainings and workshops, and the Employee Resource Networks program. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and received a certificate in non-profit management from Duke University. Kara previously worked at Dartmouth's Tucker Foundation and spent 3 years serving as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in her home state of North Carolina.