As the former Director of Equity and Title IX at a private liberal arts college, Diane Padilla brings a unique understanding and perspective to trainED. As an investigator, Diane conducts investigations related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, and other forms of protected class discrimination on behalf of higher education institutions. With years of experience overseeing Title IX compliance and having received specialized training in conducting investigations pertaining to Title IX, VAWA, and other student and faculty issues, Diane is equipped to carry out complex investigations in these areas.
In her legal practice, Diane draws from her extensive expertise in discrimination law to help higher education institutions and employers respond to discrimination in their community or workplace, create equitable policies and procedures, and cultivate a culture of inclusion. Prior to her work in employment and higher education law, Diane practiced as an immigration attorney for 10 years, including serving as an asylum officer, adjudicating asylum cases for the federal government.