Adriana Rojas

Title: Owner & Principal Consultant, Social Justice Works, LLC

Dr. Adriana B. Rojas (she/her/ella) is an esteemed leader, TEDx speaker, and advocate for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA), with a rich background spanning public and higher education, non-profit, and corporate sectors. In her capacity as a trusted advisor at her consultancy, Social Justice Works, and as a Senior Consultant at Cook Ross, Dr. Rojas’ notable projects include conducting state assessments and strategic planning for clients like Mazda and The California Water Environmental Association, delivering leadership training and strategic roadmaps at institutions such as Dartmouth College, and developing and facilitating continuing education curriculum for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

At Eastern Mennonite University, Dr. Rojas served as a tenured faculty, Director of the Spanish and Hispanic Studies Program, and Co-Director of the Global Studies Program. After successfully securing grants from the Department of Education, she crafted an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrated principles of social justice, peacebuilding, and forged connections between the campus and community partners.

Dr. Rojas holds an MA and PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of Virginia, complemented by professional certificates in Diversity and Inclusion for HR and Human Resources Management. Additionally, she has certificates in race equity, language interpretation for healthcare and social justice contexts, and restorative justice facilitation. Actively engaged in her community, she is a proud member of the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Rojas is writing a book titled IDEA Begins at Home, which delves into the significance of inner growth and proactive measures to foster meaningful change within ourselves, our homes, and workplaces.