Daviree L. Velázquez Phillip

Daviree L. Velázquez Phillip
Director of MSA

Director of MSA

Email: daviree.velazquezphillip@northwestern.edu

Daviree L. Velázquez Phillip joined the Division of Student Affairs as the Director for Multicultural Student Affairs in February 2018. In her capacity, Daviree is responsible for providing leadership and management for the programs, services, and staff within MSA. In addition, Daviree serves as an advocate and ally for students whose gender, ethnicity, race and sexual identities play a primary role in their university experience, while working with the larger community to continue developing the efficacy and capacity to engage in inclusion work.

Daviree earned her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Loyola University Chicago, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from DePaul University. Prior to arriving at NU, Daviree worked in residence life and student conduct at Loyola University Chicago and at Loyola University Maryland. Most recently Daviree worked at Georgetown University in diversity & inclusion within student affairs and faculty development. Daviree is also a member of NASPA, has interned with the Social Justice Training Institute, and is a lead faculty for the Racial Justice Institute a part of the Creating Change Conference hosted by The National LGBTQ Task Force.

Daviree has demonstrated her commitment to social justice and liberation through her advocacy for marginalized communities. She has extensive experience with intergroup dialogue, developing affinity spaces, and creating programs that allow students to better understand themselves and others while developing the skills to engage across difference. Daviree, who identifies as a scholar practitioner, remains abreast to research, scholarship and societal trends that influence the educational environment particularly for marginalized students. She has served on climate survey committees, student experience task forces, and was a part of Georgetown’s Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation Working Group.

Her research interest include critical social theories and college student development, intersectional climate assessments, curricular diversity requirements in higher education, and leadership identity formation for Queer and Trans students of color. Recently, Daviree co-authored a chapter on leadership development within multicultural education, and is working on another chapter regarding critical hope and leadership development. Daviree is excited to be a part of the NU community, and is eager to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and alumni to strengthen and advocate for the community and excellent work within MSA.