Dr. Santos Dietz obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education at North Carolina State University and her M.Ed. in School Counseling from the State University of New York at Buffalo as a Fulbright scholar. She worked as professor and program coordinator in her home country Honduras, in their school counseling program at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán and as assistant professor in counselor education at East Carolina University. Dr. Santos is a former k-12 educator in Honduras, with an elementary school teaching certificate and a bachelor’s degree in education with a major in School Counseling. Dr. Santos has had the privilege of being an international student, international faculty, and working on various international education initiatives.
Dr. Santos Dietz is currently working as Associate professor at Antioch University New England. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor in the state of North Carolina. Her research agenda, service efforts, and teaching focus on cultural competence development, diversity, and social justice. She is interested in examining the process of cultural competence development for counselors in training and understanding the impact on that development in diverse counseling settings. She is particularly interested in examining how counselor educators support cultural competence development through local and global initiatives, and how the counseling profession serves historically marginalized populations such as the Latinx communities. Dr. Santos is actively involved in the profession, presently serving as editorial board member for the Professional Counselor Journal and the Journal of School-based Counseling Policy and Evaluation.