Sandra Portocarrero

Sandra Portocarrero is a doctoral student in sociology at Columbia University. She is an organizational ethnographer with a particular interest in diversity and inclusion management in organizations. She builds theory grounded in observations and disentangles organizational processes. Portocarrero’s work is funded by the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Organizational Innovation at Columbia. She is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and women’s rights. At Columbia, she chaired the Graduate Students of Color Alliance, and launched the Intimate Conversations with Women in Academia series. She is affiliated with the Weatherhead Center Cluster on Inequality and Inclusion at Harvard University. Portocarrero is currently a visiting doctoral student at the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Before starting her doctoral program, Sandra worked for Southern Copper Corporation and as a public relations consultant in Asia and Latin America. Her higher education journey started at Berkeley City College, and she holds a BA in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a first-generation college student.