I am happy to join the team as the new Program Coordinator for the California Regional Collaborative. My primary focus is on building communication channels that strengthen professional relationships among Southern California’s 2 and 4-year institutions. I will also be coordinating the launch of a regional internship program for graduate students and other working professionals interested in teaching at community colleges.
A little about me:
I received an Associate’s Degree with an emphasis in Philosophy from Highline College in Des Moines, WA. I then moved on to the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) and completed my Bachelor’s Degree double majoring in Ethnic, Gender, & Labor Studies and Psychology. As a student at UWT I took on numerous campus and club leadership roles and contributed to many diversity & inclusion initiatives. My passion for education and enhancing experiences for underrepresented college students led me to pursue my Master’s Degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California.
I recently served as the Interim Director of the Center for Equity and Inclusion at UWT. There I initiated numerous programs and services that aimed to create a more inclusive campus climate for our students. I also facilitated diversity & inclusion workshops and training’s for faculty, staff, and students that addressed topics like, students’ sense of belonging, racism, gender identity and expression, and class.
I am excited to continue doing good work with this dynamic team.
I invite you all to reach out to me with any questions, announcements or updates. I will consistently share information through our social media channels and send out a monthly newsletter that will include job postings, events, news, and other information from our regional partners.
I look forward to connecting with you as we all work towards advancing diversity in STEM education.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com