SIO Director of Diversity Initiatives
Keiara Auzenne is the Director of Diversity Initiatives for Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is tasked with improving campus climate and addressing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion for students, staff and faculty at Scripps. Keiara formerly worked as the San Diego County Director for the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). She joined CEO in 2011 to manage all aspects of CEO's first wholly owned and operated office in California, providing comprehensive employment services to individuals returning home from incarceration. She is also the co-founder and director of a monthly Clean Slate Clinic that provides assistance formerly incarcerated individuals seeking to expunge their criminal records, and the vice-chair of the San Diego Reentry Roundtable. She is a San Diego native and a member of the California Bar, ABA, San Diego Lawyer’s Club, and San Diego Chapters of the ACLU and the NAACP. Keiara obtained her JD from UCLA (specialization in Critical Race Studies). She also holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and BAs in Political Science and Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara.