Evita is an active duty U.S. Navy Commander who has amassed more than twenty years of diverse experience in the military and private sector. She currently serves as an assistant professor at National Defense University in Washington, DC. She began her naval career in the aviation community followed by the public affairs community. She is currently a human resources officer with experience in personnel management, policy, talent management, training and development, and DEIB. Prior to joining the Navy, Evita worked in consumer lending, real estate, and marketing. Evita is an accomplished public speaker who rocked the “red dot” on the TEDx stage and coaches TEDx speakers. In addition to her Penn State degree, Evita holds various master’s degrees and a doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University. She is also SPHR and SHRM-CP certified. She enjoys traveling, writing, and spending time with her two kids, ages 11 and 9. She is passionate about inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves.