Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CollegeSpring envisions a world where every individual has the opportunity to grow and be respected as a student, professional, and person, regardless of their culture, background, or creed. We empower students to use education as a tool to narrow opportunity gaps, unleashing the liberty and self-determination that comes with a college degree. Additionally, we strive to illuminate and combat such institutionalized oppressions by improving our hiring and training practices, seeking out similar approaches for partner/board recruitment, and advocating diversity, equity, and inclusion inside and outside of our organization.

At the center of much of this work and learning is our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion steering committee, which strives to cultivate, celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion practices that foster dialogue, drive organizational learning and growth, and ultimately impact the lives of the students we serve. The steering committee consists of:

Natasha Blackadar
Operations Coordinator, Bay Area

Krystal O’Leary Flores
Executive Director, Southern California

Valerie Morishige
Office Manager, Southern California

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Karen Rodriguez

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Jamie Sarfeh
Bay Area Programs Manager

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Allyson Cook
Programs Director, New York

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Nia Hill-Perry
Talent Coordinator, Southern California

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Siettah Parks
Programs Manager, New York

Martin Sanchez
Communications Manager