Luzilda Carrillo (Lucy) received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine. Her dissertation was a six-year study of diversity management expert practices, and entailed observing knowledge-sharing practices, participating in consultant projects, and interviewing scholars and practitioners on diversity and inclusion competencies.

As a diversity and inclusion consultant, Lucy has designed and implemented trainings and workshops for academia, non-profit, and Fortune 500 organizations, has designed and managed evaluation surveys, and is a regular conference speaker. She is also an expert in conducting ethnographic research to improve diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, and customer service practices. Currently, she is also a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the California State University, Long Beach, where she lectures on culture, communication, race, gender, and science.

When she is not teaching or consulting, she is working on turning her dissertation research into a book:Diversifying Capitalism: Creating Profit and Corporate Antiracism after Affirmative Action.