Dr. Sofia B. Pertuz, PhD, SHRM-SCP

Founder and Lead DEI Strategist, Mainstream Insight LLC

Dr. Sofia B. Pertuz is a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, assessment, and critical incident management in higher education, nonprofit and corporate organizations. Sofia is the founder and lead strategist for Mainstream Insight LLC, focused on leadership development and inclusive excellence.

Sofia currently serves as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit that protects the emotional health and prevents suicide for young people. Sofia consults and is regularly invited to speak to international audiences on topics in change management, social justice, and LGBTQ advocacy, in both English and Spanish.

Sofia completed a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and earned her Master’s and Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy, both from Seton Hall University. Sofia also holds a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion for HR from Cornell University and is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management.