Veronica Dea Santana

Veronica Dea Santana

Associate Director, Graduate Commons Program
Veronica

Veronica began her time at Harvard by earning an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She joins the Graduate Commons Program as Associate Director after previously serving as Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Before her time at Harvard, Veronica obtained her undergraduate degree in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and upon graduating served two years in AmeriCorps VISTA* managing her alma mater’s youth serving partnerships and service learning opportunities. In her academic and professional work, she is passionate about fostering intentional spaces for personal development, community building, and holistic wellbeing. Veronica enjoys talking with friends and family around a fire, traveling with her partner, and having one-sided conversations with her orange tabby (Moo) about not scratching and getting stuck on window screens.