DJA Senior Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Co-Founder, Diversity Solutions Group
Alma is co-founder of Diversity Solutions Group, specializing in domestic and global intercultural relations, and the creation and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies. Alma successfully led the diversity and inclusion functions at Kaiser Permanente-Colorado, MWH, Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard, after many years of accomplishments in the fields of human services, human rights and health education.
Being born and raised outside USA’s mainland in San Juan, Puerto Rico has provided Alma with a unique cross-cultural perspective. This experience continues to influence her deep understanding and commitment for diversity and inclusion, and for facilitating culturally mindful behaviors that lead to effective intercultural relationships and real organizational success.
Alma studied Sociology and Women’s Studies at the College of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has studied extensively with distinguished multiculturalist Lillian Roybal Rose, and with world-renowned interculturalist Milton Bennett. She has also studied with Michael Paige, George Renwick, Patricia Digh, André Laurent, Lee Gardenswartz, Anita Rowe, John Condon and Carmen DeNeve at the Institute for Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon. She is also a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
Alma is fluent in Spanish and English and highly experienced with Latin American cultures.