Maria Ortiz Borden is Co-Executive Director of Pulse at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and an independent consultant/coach. Prior to joining the Upjohn Institute, she spent seven years at Michigan State University in the Psychology Department implementing, training and facilitating a systems change framework. She has over 20 years of facilitating diversity, equity, inclusion and systems change activities with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, healthcare organizations, city governments, police departments, fire departments, non-profit organizations, businesses and workforce development agencies.
Ms. Ortiz Borden holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Michigan State University and is a Leadership That Works Certified Community Coach.