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Maria Williamson

Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging


Maria Williamson is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging at NYU Steinhardt. She also serves on the NYU Global Inclusions Officer Council, and is the co-founder of the NYU Mothers of Color Support Group. Maria is an alumna of the NYU Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program, and is currently a student in the NYU Sociology of Education doctoral Program. Her scholarship focuses on supporting student parents from minoritized groups on college campuses, education policy pertaining to student parents, and antiracism in education. She has presented on these topics at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Education (NCORE), the annual NASPA conference, and the NYU Student Affairs conferences; and has led public conversations about antiracism for NPR and other media outlets. Throughout her time at NYU as a graduate student and administrator, Maria has received the NYU Give-A-Violet Award and Dean's Award for Impact for her work as Director of Equity Initiatives, the Linda Vega Award for Excellence and Dedication from the Undergraduate Student Government, Steinhardt Give-A-Violet award for administrative professionals and the President’s Service Award for her leadership role in the Association of Student Affairs Professionals. 


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