Liliana (Lily) Castro
I serve as the Director of Orientation and Family Engagement within the Dean of Students Office (DSO). Since joining the College in July 2019, I have been charged with overseeing the design, planning, and implementation of Harvard’s undergraduate orientation program. I also supervise the coordination of Harvard’s six pre-orientation programs in partnership with the Pre-Orientation Directors in addition to the Wintersession program.
Another focal point for me is providing opportunities for parents and family members to engage with each other and the Harvard community through the College’s First-Year and Junior Family Weekends.
I have previously held positions at Loyola University Maryland, College of the Holy Cross, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. I am committed to creating spaces during transitional milestones where students and their families feel welcomed, included and an overall sense of belonging within their respective institutions.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Counseling & Human Services from the University of Scranton, as well as a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. My higher education background is in residential life, student involvement, orientation and living-learning communities.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling the world, binge watching reality TV, and spending quality time with friends, family and my rescue dog, Charlie.
Contact me for more information about: Pre/Orientation, family programming and communications.