Dr. Yzquierdo MPH, EdD is Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of Community Health Sciences. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D)from the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies; MPH in Community Health from California State University Northridge; and BA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Yzquierdo currently oversees the student affairs office which includes academic, admissions, and financial services for over 600 graduate students annually across five departments. She teaches Public Health 495 designed to prepare graduate students for teaching public health. With over 25 years experiencein student affairs, she has worked with undergraduate, graduate and professional students in public, private and professional schools. She has directed programs and served on various local and national advisory committees with the goal of diversifying higher education and health professional schools.