Lauren C. Gretina, Esq.


Lauren Gretina, Esq.

Lauren C. Gretina, Esq.
Chief Diversity Officer

Biography
 
Lauren Gretina serves as Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator. Lauren is responsible for guiding efforts and creating opportunities to define, assess, and promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), educational and employment opportunity, and cultural proficiency. In this role, Lauren proactively develops and implements plans, programs, and activities that educate and motivate the college community to hold pluralism and inclusion as core values and foster a climate that respects diversity.
 
Lauren is also responsible for conducting investigations asserted under Titles VI, VII, and IX; Section 504; federal and local disability law; CUNY policy; and any law that prohibits discrimination based upon a protected class. In addition, Lauren serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
 
Prior to joining Hostos, Lauren Gretina worked for the New York County District Attorney’s Office (“DANY”) as the Supervising Attorney at the Manhattan Child Advocacy Center (“MCAC”). In this position, Lauren oversaw the early stages of investigations into allegations of sexual and physical assaults of minor victims and evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of potential criminal cases. Prior to that role, Lauren served for more than three years as an Assistant District Attorney in DANY’s Child Abuse Unit, where she handled felony criminal cases involving sexual and physical assaults of minor victims. These sensitive cases often required significant amounts of research and writing. Lauren also served for more than five years as an Assistant District Attorney in DANY’s Trial Division, where she was responsible for an array of felony cases including adult rape and sexual assault offenses, white collar crimes, assaults, robberies, and burglaries. Lauren also previously served for two years as an Assistant District Attorney in DANY’s Appeals Bureau, where she handled all aspects of criminal appeals including researching and writing about complex legal issues and arguing cases before the New York State appellate courts. During law school, Lauren developed her research and writing during internships with Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello, PC and with the United States Attorney’s Office (District of Massachusetts).  Lauren holds degrees from Bates College and Boston University School of Law.