Sandra grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and graduated as an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Libre, with a minor in time management. Sandra is a proud Latina and a single mother and grandmother, living in a fourth-generation home, who loves her heritage and is proud of the resilience of the people in her community. She is grateful to be part of this great work and service at Mass General. Sandra’s passion is working in diversity, equity and inclusion and it is her dream to increase the number of healthcare providers who come from racial minority backgrounds. It is this, Sandra believes, that will help improve the health of all our communities.

In her role as Program Manager for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), she works collaboratively with the CDI team to plan and implement numerous initiatives and programs, and in this role Sandra is able to focus her energy on enhancing the diversity of students, trainees and faculty across Mass General. As CDI’s program manager, she coordinates residency recruitment, and is the administrative liaison to the Resident and Fellow Committee and for students. In particular, she is responsible for providing day to day management of the Summer Research Trainee Program, which brings in 20+ talented medical and college students for a summer research experience with Mass General investigators. Her general responsibilities also include internal marketing, event planning and logistics, and evaluation and outcome data analysis. Before joining the CDI team in 2018, Ms. Ordonez had 15 years of professional experience in graduate medical education, including serving as a residency program coordinator across other Boston teaching hospitals. She is a member of an advisory council and the Diversity Committee for the program administrators’ group at Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and the advisor for the planning committee for Massachusetts Society of Academic Medical Administrators (MSAMA).