Sofia B. Pertuz

The Jed Foundation

Dr. Sofia B. Pertuz is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit that protects the emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults. With over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, critical incident management, and inclusive excellence in higher education, Dr. Pertuz serves as an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University. Dr. Pertuz has been an invited speaker for international audiences on topics in leadership, change management, social justice, and LGBTQ+ advocacy. Her research focuses on Latinx leadership and culturally responsive mental health resources. Dr. Pertuz is the founder and moderator of the Latinas Completing Doctoral Degrees online doctoral support network with over 6700 actively engaged members. Dr. Pertuz has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz and earned a master’s degree and PhD in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University.