Luisanne Liz joined the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in September 2021 as an Associate Director.
Luisanne is primarily responsible for investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct reported against staff, faculty, and third-party affiliates of Columbia University.
Prior to joining the Office of the Provost, Luisanne was an agency attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. At the commission, Luisanne was tasked with investigating and prosecuting discrimination cases against employers, housing providers, and places of public accommodation under New York City human rights law. While working at the commission, Luisanne was selected for the Public Rights Project’s national Affirmative Leaders Fellowship. Luisanne’s experience also includes working at a private law firm and nonprofit organization, where she represented unaccompanied minors and adults in federal immigration and state family courts, and also negotiated agreements on behalf of a global audio entertainment company.
Luisanne earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. As a law student, Luisanne served as an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, interned at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and externed at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.