Liliana (Lily) Castro serves as the Director of Orientation and Family Engagement within the Dean of Students Office (DSO). Since joining the College in July 2019, Lily has been charged with overseeing the design, planning, and implementation of Harvard’s undergraduate orientation program. Lily also supervises the coordination of Harvard’s six pre-orientation programs in partnership with the Pre-Orientation Directors in addition to the Wintersession program.
Another focal point for Lily is providing opportunities for parents and family members to engage with each other and the Harvard community through the College’s First-Year and Junior Family Weekends.
Lily has previously held positions at Loyola University Maryland, College of the Holy Cross, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is committed to creating spaces during transitional milestones where students and their families feel welcomed, included and an overall sense of belonging within their respective institutions.
Lily earned a Bachelor of Science in Counseling & Human Services from the University of Scranton, as well as a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her higher education background is in residential life, student involvement, orientation and living-learning communities.
In her spare time, Lily enjoys traveling the world, binge watching reality TV, and spending quality time with friends, family and her rescue dog, Charlie.
Contact Lily for more information about: Pre/ Orientation, family programming and communications.