Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Warner Santiago is the Associate Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX at Harvard Law School (HLS). Warner works closely with leaders across HLS constituencies, staff, students, and alumni, to extend and support their efforts to ensure the rights, dignity, and differences of all are both respected and celebrated. Warner serves as the point person at HLS in researching, assessing, developing, and advising on the implementation of leading diversity, belonging, equal opportunity initiatives for staff, and Title IX programming for the HLS community. Moreover, as LGBTQ+ Liaison, Warner provides support to employees seeking specific LGBTQ+ resources while taking a leading role in building a vital link between the Harvard Law School administration and the LGBTQ+ community.
Before his time at HLS, Warner worked in the Seattle Public Schools, where he served as the District Civil Rights Investigations Manager. Prior to his service at the Seattle Public Schools, he was the Legal Counsel for the Women, Business and the Law project at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. He received a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, a J.D. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law, and an M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, and is receiving his Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.