Lucy Carrillo
Executive Director, Diversity Research Institute

Lucy Carrillo is the Executive Director of the Diversity Research Institute, and a Ph.D. Candidate in the department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She oversees the strategic plan for the institute, including the development and implementation of programs and initiatives, and the marketing campaign and outreach efforts to community partners, academic institutions, and business organizations.

As a researcher to the institute, she examines the latest trends in the workplace, analyzing the most cutting-edge diversity and inclusion business ideas and practices, making accessible academic organizational behavior and management theories and methods. Her research has culminated in industry reports, including “Leading While Diverse: The Case for Diversity in Corporate Governance across Multinational Pharma.”

Through her doctoral studies, Ms. Carrillo has received numerous awards for her scholarship, most recently the prestigious multi-year Eugene-Cota Robles Fellowship, the UC Irvine Social Science Merit Fellowship, and the Graduate Dean’s Recruitment Fellowship. In 2013 the National Science Foundation (GRFP) also recognized her research.

She is currently collecting data for her dissertation titled, “Making Corporate Inclusivity: Discrimination and Expertise in Post-Affirmative Action America.” Using an ethnographic approach, she draws on participant observation data and interviews to examine how empirical evidence of diversity and inclusion is made and how it circulates across corporate spaces. Ms. Carrillo received her M.A. degree in Anthropology from the UC, Irvine, and graduated from UC Berkeley as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar with degrees in Anthropology and Integrative Biology.