Undergraduate: BA in Business Management Economics at UC Santa Cruz
Graduate: MA in Education: Administration and Supervision & MA in Education: Counseling and
Student Personnel, both at San José State University
Research Interests: I am interested in the experiences of high school students as they transition to
college and researching the new accountability system college and career readiness
Personal Interests: I enjoy traveling and spending time with my loved ones.
Hometown: Coldwater, Michigan
Undergraduate: BS in Education and Special Education with a Minor in Group Social Sciences at Western
Graduate: MA in Educational Leadership and Administration at San José State Uiversity
Strategies to support wellness, balance, and belonging
Tiers of intervention focused on school staff
Personal Interests: Spending time with four year old son Anthony and husband Joe, food and wine, baking,
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Undergraduate: BS in Education at Western Michigan University
Graduate: MA in Educational Leadership and Administration at San José State University
Personal Interests: Family, travel, sports.
Hometown: San José, California
Undergraduate: BS in Mathematics/Applied Science at UC Los Angeles
Graduate: Masters of Education at UC Los Angeles, and MA in Education, Schooling Counseling
at CSU Dominguez Hills
Research Interests: Trust in educational leadership and its systemic change. Efficacy of school counselors
in the high school system. Personal Interests: Travel, indoor volleyball, food adventures, and fostering interpersonal relationships.
Hometown: Newark, California
Undergraduate: BA in Political Science with a Minor in History at UC Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Alternative education efforts that engage students and teachers in learning and the
roles of county offices of education.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my boys, walking, eating, cooking, and spending time with friends
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Undergraduate: BA in Political Science at San Diego State University
Graduate: MA in Journalism at Regent University
Research Interests: The evaluation of racial and social justice within education, understanding the benefits
of ethnic studies and culturally relevant pedagogy in teacher professional development
programs, along with the role of teacher unions in education reform.
Personal Interests: Attending sporting events and concerts, photography, blogging, and spending time with
family and friends.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Undergraduate: BA in History and BA in Politics, both at UC Santa Cruz
Graduate: MA in Education at UC Santa Cruz
Testing and data
Personal Interests: Watching my three daughters do what they love, hiking with my wife, watching the San
José Sharks, Texas Longhorns, and Warriors, and playing soccer.
Undergraduate: BA in Philosophy and BA in Theology, both at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu
Graduate: MA in Pastoral Ministries and MA in Educational Leadership, both at Santa Clara Univerisity
Research Interests: Effects of corporal punishment
Personal Interests: Education and development
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Undergraduate: BS in Agricultural and Managerial Economics at UC Davis; BA in Mathematics at UC Santa
Graduate: Master of Education Coursework at San José State University
Improving preparedness for underrepresented students in STEM preparation for post-secondary opportunities
Increasing teacher efficacy in mathematics
Personal Interests: Family, outdoors, any body of water, hiking, travel, math, games.
Hometown: Gilroy, California
Undergraduate: BA in Physical Anthropology with a Minor in Naval Science at Oregon State University
Graduate: MA in Leadership Education and Development at George Washington University
Research Interests: Disproportionate disciplinary trends of Latinx students and its effect on their academic
identity and performance. Leadership education in K12 schools.
Personal Interests: Farming, ranching, vineyard, community outreach, leadership speaking events, physical
fitness training, and writing kids books.
Hometown: Fremont, California
Undergraduate: BA in Psychology at San Francisco State University
Graduate: MS in Counseling Psychology at CSU East Bay; MA in Philosophy at San José State University
Value and philosophy of education
Higher education and policy
Critical leadership theories
Political dynamics of higher education administration
Personal Interests: My family, theorizing about Game of Thrones, collecting tea sets, decorating dessert tables, crafts, writing poetry, and reading.
Hometown: San José, California
Undergraduate: BS in Psychobiology at UC Los Angeles
Graduate: MA in Educational Leadership at Santa Clara University
Research Interests: Exploring the perceived impacts of cell phones on students' academic performance
and mental health.
Personal Interests: Spending quality time with friends and family.
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Undergraduate: BS in Biological Sciences at UC Davis
Graduate: MS in Biology at UC Irvine
Determining overt and covert requirements for admissions to graduate programs.
Personal Interests: Salsa dancing, hiking, reading.
Hometown: Soledad, California
Undergraduate: BA in History and Religious Studies at Santa Clara University
Graduate: MA in Early Modern European History at Saint Louis University; Ed.M. in School Leadership
Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education
Research Interests: Organizational leadership, change, development.
Personal Interests: Read and discuss...love to learn new computer programs...