Staff Spotlight: Damary Lizardo

The New England Consortium on Deafblindness is excited to introduce everyone to our new Program Associate, Damary!

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The New England Consortium on Deafblindness is excited to introduce everyone to our new program associate, Damary! Damary has over a decade of experience in the field of education and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is passionate about supporting all students and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Welcome, Damary!

Tell us a little about your background.

I have been working in education, specifically higher education, for over a decade. Most recently I worked at Harvard Medical School. I have a passion for education and helping students of all ages succeed as well as making educational environments diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environments. I am working on a doctorate in educational leadership at the moment. I live in Providence Rhode Island but grew up in the Boston area!

What do you love most about working in this field?

I love making systems work more efficiently to improve the student experience. There is so much that goes into making educational programs successful and I have always loved the behind-the-scenes work of creating the best programs possible for all learners.

What’s one of your favorite memories from working with families?

I have worked more closely with students themselves in my past roles and my favorite thing about my experience has been watching them develop into the compassionate leaders of tomorrow in all the different fields of their choosing. Looking forward to extending that support to younger learners and their families in this new role!

Tell us something about you that might surprise us. 

I’ve pet a tiger before!

You’ve got a day off, what are you doing?

I am exploring New England tourist attractions with my husband and two kids. 


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