Cayetana Navarro (pronouns: she/her) 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-lead of the Clinical Care Working Group in the Dean's Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs, a co-founder of the Indigenous Leaders at Yale group, and a member of the Yale Latino Networking Group and the Trans Advocacy and Social Groups.
Cayetana originally 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, she first focused on standardizing and streamlining these services to better meet the needs of YSM departments, programs, and faculty labs. She 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.