Daviree L. Velázquez Phillip is a capacity builder and change facilitator for Together + Through LLC, a counseling and consulting organization located in Illinois. Prior to this new role she served the Northwestern University community as the Executive Director of Campus Inclusion & Community.
Daviree supports organizations and individuals who are committed to their well-being as they seek to create sustainable change in the world. She provides individual coaching, strategic planning, facilitates organization capacity building, and culture and climate assessments.
Prior to Together + Through, her 10+ years in higher education spanned across residence life, student conduct, faculty development, and inclusion. Most recently as the Executive Director of Campus Inclusion & Community at Northwestern University. In that role she served as an advocate and ally for students whose gender, ethnicity, race, and sexual identities play a primary role in their university experience, while she worked with the larger community to continue to develop the efficacy and capacity to engage in inclusion work.
She earned her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Loyola University Chicago, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from DePaul University. Prior to arriving at NU, Daviree worked in residence life and student conduct at Loyola University Chicago and at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to that she worked at Georgetown University in diversity & inclusion within student affairs and faculty development. Daviree has demonstrated her commitment to social justice and liberation through her advocacy for marginalized communities. She has extensive experience with intergroup dialogue, developing affinity spaces, and creating programs that allow students to better understand themselves and others while developing the skills to engage across difference.
Daviree, is a queer woman of color, a Boricua, and a mother. She enjoys going on hikes and identifying plants, listening to podcast that expand her thinking, and learning self-sufficient and sustainable practices.