- September 3, 2021
- Posted by: Natalie McGee
Elizabeth (Betsy) Campisi is a cultural anthropologist who does applied work, which means using her anthropological knowledge to help people and organizations solve problems. She has over 25 years of experience doing community development work and research in the US and Latin America, including Latinx, Latin American, African American and Native American communities. Betsy also has expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion, cultural competence, health disparities, and trauma-informed practices, and speaks fluent Spanish. She has taught anthropology at the college and university levels and has developed educational programs for staff in the public health, healthcare, and education sectors. She especially loves teaching about equity, historical trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Recently, she was the Chief Diversity Officer at a state agency in Albany, where she used a community organizing approach to engage staff from across the state to do diversity, equity and inclusion work from the ground up.