Program Manager - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Co-lead, Clinical Care Working Group, Dean's Advisory Council for LGBTQI Affairs; Co-chair, Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group; Co-chair, Trans Specific Issues Committee, Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group
Cayetana Navarro (pronouns: she/her or they/them) joined the Department of Medicine's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in June of 2021 as the inaugural program manager. In this role, she helps guide existing projects and support the development and implementation of new ones that foster a diverse and inclusive department.
In addition to this formal role within the School of Medicine, Cayetana is co-chair of the Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group, co-chair of the Trans Specific Issues Committee, and co-lead of the Clinical Care Working Group in the Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs, and a member of the Yale Latino Networking Group.
Cayetana joined Yale as the web project manager in the YSM Office of Communications in July 2011, in charge of the website editing and building service. In that role, they first focused on standardizing and streamlining these services to better meet the needs of YSM departments, programs, and faculty labs. They concluded their time as Operations Deputy Director, engaging with departments, programs, and centers on special projects.
She lives in Cheshire with her spouse (who completed his Internal Medicine residency at Yale), one incredibly spoiled Rottweiler, and one overly affectionate pit bull.