Advocating and facilitating the professional, academic success and graduation of students into the health professions is a passion for Dr. Liz. She considers the work a privilege and honor to have worked with diverse students, staff and faculty, in public and private institutions of higher learning to increase the diversity of our healthcare workforce. Understanding the unique preparation and support students need to successfully matriculate through their areas of study, she is dedicated to informing and preparing undergraduate and graduate students in become health professional leaders.

At the UCLA School of Nursing she collaboratively leads and coordinates several units that support, provide and promote student access, retention, degree completion and career development for the school. These units include Student Affairs, Recruitment, Outreach & Admissions and Financial Services. Yzquierdo is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


2011 Doctorate of Education (EdD), Educational Leadership
University of California, Los Angeles 1997 Master of Public Health, Community Health
California State University Northridge 1993 Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Experience



Dean Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
Charles R. Drew University and Medicine and Science


Associate Dean, Student Affairs
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Instructor, Educational Leadership Program (ELP)
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies


Part-Time Faculty
Loyola Marymount University


Director of Student Engagement
Loyola Marymount University


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Assistant Professor, Adjunct Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Professional Service



Admissions Committee Member MPH program
Community Health Sciences Department
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


UCLA Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force


UCLA PRIME, Interviewer
David Geffen School of Medicine


UC Health Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Member
University of California Office of the President, Sacramento CA