Christiana Ochoa will begin serving as dean of the Maurer School of Law on Nov. 1.
She will be the first Latine person to serve as dean of the school and is among eight Latine women to ever serve as dean of a U.S. law school, according to a release from the Maurer School.
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“Professor Christiana Ochoa is a remarkable leader and internationally recognized researcher and scholar with a history of outstanding service to Indiana University,” IU President Pamela Whitten said in the release.
Ochoa’s previous appointments with the Mauer School include executive associate dean, associate dean for research and academic affairs and associate vice provost for faculty and academic affairs.
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She has also served as the founding associate director for the IU Center for Documentary Research & Practice since 2015.
Ochoa graduated from Harvard Law School where she earned the Harvard Human Rights Fellowship, according to the release.