Position: Strategic Initiatives Project Manager
What led you to your current position? After a prolonged absence from the Bay Area, I was eager to find an opportunity to serve the community that instilled my passion to help underprivileged families close the opportunity gap. After learning more about the core values of Seneca as a family agency, the All-In Partnership Project sparked my interest by exemplifying how the Unconditional Education framework is a living, breathing operation that is being carried out by people that get “it”. Whether it’s providing students with therapy, supporting teachers inside the classroom, or crafting intervention strategies with impacted stakeholders, being part of this dynamic team was where I knew I wanted to play my part and support initiatives to redefine educational attainment for all students. Though my journey with Seneca just started, I am confident that our collective contributions will help make lasting positive impacts in the lives of the families we serve - one child at a time.
Fun Fact/Quote: “Some you win, and dim sum you lose” – Maurice
What does your average day look like? I have the privilege of coming into the office every day where I get to collaborate with amazing staff that help empower entire school communities in numerous ways. That said, I’m usually working on a variety of different tasks that are all equally important so finding the right balance of prioritization is a daily objective of mine to start and end the day.
Why do you do this work? I believe that innovation based on equitable progressive values will help dismantle systems in place that have been designed to prevent disenfranchised communities from achieving their full potential in every aspect. By continuing to think outside the box, I strive to utilize my background and knowledge I’ve gained to become an agent of change.