Program Advisor & Teaches: Ethics and Capstone
Dari DeSousa is a long-time hospitality human resources professional. She works for RAR Hospitality, a hospitality management company in San Diego as a corporate director of human resources, addressing workplace issues in the Southern California, Arizona, and Colorado markets. Her focus areas are employee engagement, labor relations, and leadership development. She received Marriott International's Excellence in Leadership award in 2009 and again in 2016, which recognizes top HR talent for innovative work. She also earned Marriott's Spirit to Serve award in 2007 for her significant community service. In 2018, she was recognized by Rady Children's Hospital as a Miracle Maker for her focus on the children of San Diego. DeSousa is the Vice President and Treasurer (and former president) of the San Diego Hospitality Human Resources Association, where she has been an active board member since 2007. DeSousa is a 1998 alumni of SDSU's Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management program.