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Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

Meet the Staff

 Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9am-5:30pm and Friday 10am-2pm


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Alicia Cortez, MSW, MA
Interim Dean of Equity & Engagement
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Phone: 408-864-8365







Dr. Veronica Keiffer-Lewis (Neal), Ed.D.
Faculty Advisor
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Phone: 408-864-5338



Dr. Veronica Neal is an organizational equity and cultural humility specialist with over two decades of experience as diversity and social justice educator, trainer, coach and consultant. She is a certified diversity professional, integral coach and workplace conflict mediator.

Veronica’s consulting work guides and enlightens leaders in education, health care, business, and non-profit organizations as well as participants in community-based organizations.

She brings to her management, teaching and consulting practice the theories of justice-based leadership and multicultural education from her graduate studies as well as her practical experience managing projects and programs and directing a nonprofit organization. Her focus is on cultural humility across the lifespan and as a spiritual practice, equity change management, unconscious bias and oppression transformation, and attitudinal healing.

In addition to an active consulting schedule Veronica currently serves as the director of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education at De Anza College and teaches at both De Anza College and California State University at San Francisco.

Veronica continues her research and college teaching while also coaching educational leaders and community activists to bring out the best in themselves and their teams through equity and cultural humility initiatives.

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Tony Santa Ana (Ed.D. Student)
Program Coordinator
Pronouns: He/His/Himself/
Phone: 408-864-8887


Tony is the program coordinator of the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education. He is a community organizer, artivist, educator and globe trotter that seeks to contribute to humanity and also an instructor in Intercultural Studies. His research interests include education, critical pedagogy, youth studies, global citizenship, indigenous rights, spirituality, ethnic studies, transformational learning, Hip Hop, Pin@y scholarship & experiential learning.


Adriana Garcia
Administrative Assistant
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Phone: 408-864-5636






Adriana is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Equity, Social and Multicultural Education. For over 20 years, she has helped developed or supported the collective efforts of organizations and committees dedicated to workers and immigrant rights campaigns and womyn wellness through a human rights and social justice lens in the South Bay. She also upholds international solidarity with local people’s movements such as police brutality, gender equity, racial justice and environmental justice, especially when it involves art for the people. More recently she has been humbled by her role as a conscious working mother of color to an amazing 4 year old preschooler! 

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Claudia Andrade
Faculty Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her/Herself
Jean Miller Resource Room
Phone: 408-864-8284




Professor Andrade is an applied visual anthropologist, community organizer and alumna of De Anza College whose passion is to work with junior college students of underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. My goal as an educator is to support vulnerable populations in higher education and inspire students to reach their personal best. As an anthropologist my goal is to help foster respect for others ways of being in our social world. I believe anthropology has the ability to teach social intelligence and the potential to change an individual’s worldview. My commitment as the Faculty Coordinator for the Jean Miller Resource Room is to work towards a campus and society, which values cultural diversity and develops equitable cultural attitudes towards women and gender construction.  

Contact Us

Adriana Garcia

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
9am - 5:30pm


Building: MLC 250

MLC Floor Layout


Last Updated: 11/8/17