Q&A with Rachel Pereira, Ed.D., Esq.

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Meet Rachel Pereira, Ed.D., Esq., Vice President of Equity and Inclusion

Describe yourself in three words.     

God remembered Rachel.  

What is the best place you ever traveled to?      

Any beach I’ve ever been to

What is your favorite season?      


What is your favorite song?      

“Amazing Grace”

What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?     

Experiencing my daughter growing up

What are your credentials?      

I have earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctoral degree, and juris doctorate.

What’s your favorite place on the St. John’s campus? 

Ethel Liang’s candy jar on her desk

What has been one of your proudest moments working in the Office of Equity and Inclusion so far?  

Working to create the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the Board of Trustees in an effort to ensure institutional accountability for our DEI efforts 

What’s your favorite part of working in the Office of Equity and Inclusion?     

Having the privilege of serving students to experience the greatness that is within them.