Meet the Diversity and Inclusion Team

The DREAM Office has a close knit team of staff and students who work together to support all students from underrepresented backgrounds during their time at SPH.

Abby Rincón

Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Abby has been in the health care /public health workforce for over 40 years. She has worked in a variety of settings addressing a variety of public health issues with diverse communities, domestically and internationally. Some examples of her work include developing and implementing a migrant farmworker health education program in a rural community in Northern California to working as a nurse in many hospitals and clinics. She served as the Director of Community Health Promotion at the University Health Services, overseeing academic and community programming for 15 years.

Abby has been teaching core Community Health Worker courses at City College of San Francisco since 2002 and also has developed teaching videos for instructors on Cultural Humility. She was part of the design of the first CHW textbook, Foundations in Community Health Work and also contributed as an author on “Cultural Humility”.

Most recently, she has been a leader, working to diversify the public health workforce at the School of Public Health and graduate school population as Assistant Dean at UC Berkeley. She earned her masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley.

Fiona Diec


Fiona is a current third-year undergrad majoring in Psychology with a minor is Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. Outside of the DREAM Office, Fiona is also currently a Graphic Design Specialist for Educational Tech Services where she helps teach other students the Adobe Creative Cloud programs, a fellow at AYPAL where she works with API youth in Oakland, and an intern at APASD (Asian Pacific American Student Development) Office where she works on outreach and other projects. Her passion lies in bringing together design and social justice. Outside of her work, some things Fiona enjoys include hand lettering, reading articles on Medium, and watching shows on Netflix.