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WATSON NELSON CONSULTING

Client Tailored Real World Solutions

 

ABOUT US

We provide diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting services to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. From assessment to strategic planning to implementation of innovative solutions, our focus is always on building an efficient and results-driven relationship. We'll work with you to create a customized plan of action for your organization. Get in touch to learn more about our vision and consulting approach.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We are Diversity and Inclusion Consultants and Facilitators influencing organizations, leadership, initiatives, and learning, for greater inclusivity and workplace belonging.

SUBCONTRACTING SUPPORT

When DEI consulting is of utmost priority, we provide Business to Business subcontracting support to other DEI consulting firms, helping to fulfill your consulting and facilitation requests.

SPANISH LANGUAGE SERVICE

Our services are customized to effectively meet the needs of a culturally diverse workforce including translation/interpreters or one-on-one Spanish language coaching.

 
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TENEA WATSON NELSON, PHD

Founder and CEO

Dr. Tenea Watson Nelson is a leading practitioner of inclusion and diversity. She utilizes her unique lived and professional experiences to champion social change, particularly in STEM. As a Genentech and Gilead scientist, and a decade-long Stanford University Diversity and Inclusion Assistant Dean, Tenea moved forward innovative organizational DEI solutions through knowledge building, process improvement, and behavioral change. Tenea earned her PhD in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine from The University of Rochester.  She is from the East Coast and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost two decades. Tenea earned her bachelors degree at 17, and her doctorate degree at 23 years old.

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NIKKI R. LEWIS, PHD

Consultant and DEI Evaluation Designer

Recognized as an evaluation and research innovator, Dr. Lewis brings experiences of project development, implementation, and evaluation. Her skills include qualitative and quantitative methods, instrument development, and stakeholder engagement. 


Dr. Lewis received her BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), her M.Ed in Education Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her PhD in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation from UNC-CH.

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GUADALUPE CARRILLO, PHD

Consultant and Facilitator

Dr. Carrillo’s experience includes designing and implementing diversity strategic plans for a renowned academic research institution as DEI Director. She has created diversity programs, facilitated workshops for DEI best practices, and directed summer research programs for outreach and university recruitment.


Dr. Carrillo holds a B.A. in English and Political Science from UC Berkeley and a PhD in English from Stanford University. As a first-generation American and college graduate, Dr. Carrillo recognizes the transformative power of committing to advance equity and opportunity.

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LIANNA SAMUEL, PHD

Consultant and Project Manager

Dr. Lianna Samuel is a project/program manager helping companies surpass their diversity and inclusion goals. Lianna believes that successful diversity and inclusion programs produce diverse teams with broader and more impactful insights. As a first generation college graduate and immigrant, Dr. Samuel understands how important it is to foster inclusion and craft training programs that serve all employees. In addition to project management, Lianna's skills include research and data analysis within Fortune 500 companies and startups. Lianna has also managed research programs and hosted workshops supporting undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds in their pursuit of graduate degrees. Lianna has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Howard University, and a Stanford University MS in Chemical Engineering and PhD in Environmental Engineering.

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ENRIQUE WATSON

Language Services Consultant, Program Designer, and Facilitator

Mr. Watson is a bilingual administrator and cultural sensitivity expertise with over thirty six years of experience in public school districts and academia. He possesses an international work history and reputation of cultivating highly conducive and productive learning environments. In addition to his experience as a high school principal within the Washington D.C. public school district, Enrique also reviewed, edited, and translated official documents from English to Spanish for the Superindent. Enrique has also served as a Spanish interpreter and advocate for families during DC Courts hearings. Enrique has an enriched and unique skill set, honed through his various tenures as an educator, principal, assistant principal, Spanish teacher and professor.

 
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WE ARE HERE TO WORK WITH YOU

We provide services tailored to fit your organization's specific needs.  Please provide your contact information and we will arrange a time to further understand your needs.

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