Yadriana M. Kavitz, MSW, PhD

Director of Community Outreach & Development

Yadriana M. Kavitz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and raised in Bronx, NY. She enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Automated Logistical Specialist and has over 14 years of leadership experience. While deployed in Afghanistan, she served as an Operations NCO and Female Engagement Team NCOIC and upon redeployment, Kavitz worked as a Small Group Leader for the 10th Mountain Division Basic Leaders Course. Kavitz has served as a recruiter for Iowa City, IA Recruiting Company and is currently assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency in Fort Belvoir, VA as a Master Sergeant with the Joint Logistic Operations NCO. Yadriana’s work has been diversified among a range of clients including school districts, community-based organizations, foundations, colleges/universities, and government agencies. She received her Masters from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and has completed a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.