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Dean Estrella was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised by his immigrant parents. He has traveled and backpacked through 30+ countries which led him to his career in social work and adult education for under-represented groups. Navigating life through his own intersections of diversity has shaped his passion for social justice and inclusion. 

Dean has previously worked as a Diversity & Inclusion trainer across Calgary and surrounding areas (before it was trendy to use the term equity). Additionally, he had led initiatives for the 2SLGBTQ+ community with a grassroots organization. 

Currently, he works as a programming director at a non-profit organization, board member for a learning collaborative, and contributes to the Diversity, Equity, Belonging & Inclusion (DEBI) Circle at work which is continuously challenging and rewarding. On the weekends, Dean is out and about with his partner, two dogs, and rambunctious toddler.

Dean Estrella

Dean Estrella


Calgary, Alberta

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