Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dia works with teams across Tuck to develop recommendations in support of the school’s desire to improve in areas of strategic importance—including race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, nationality, and socioeconomic status. Dia is also key in the decision-making, evaluation, and refinement of Tuck programs, policies, resources, and communications—all helping to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented perspectives across the school’s offerings and settings.
Draper began her career at Dartmouth in 2006 in the Tuck Admissions office, later moving to the MBA Program Office and rising to become the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Draper has also served the College’s Office of Pluralism and Leadership, Student Affairs Division, where she advanced to the appointment of Senior Associate Dean and Director.
Prior to joining Tuck, Dia was an Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, and began her career as a consultant with PwC and later as a manager at Deloitte. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, where she earned her BS and MS in Accounting. She enjoys travel, cooking, and apocalypse genre films and books (there’s something fascinating about zombies!). She lives in Vermont with her family and two dogs.