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Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is based in the Los Angeles area and is President and CEO of CulturalCo, LLC ( specializing in areas of cultural competency, diversity & inclusion, change management, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence. Additionally, Dr. Villagran is an Assistant Professor with San Jose State University School of Information where her research focuses on cultural diversity. She is a certified advanced cultural intelligence and implicit bias facilitator through the Cultural Intelligence Center (CQC), and Conflicts Dynamic Profile (CDP) consultant. Dr. Villagran has more than 20 years of experience including work in both the public and private sectors.

Dr. Villagran earned her undergraduate degree in Management and International Business from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, her M.L.S. degree in Legal Informatics from the University of North Texas, and her M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the University of North Texas. At Pepperdine University, she completed a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, her Masters of Dispute Resolution and her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with her dissertation focusing on cultural intelligence within law firm libraries.