Cecilia is passionate about elevating student voice and supporting the development of student leadership. She herself was a first generation college student and approaches the work of college and career readiness with deep commitment to educational equity.
Cecilia has worked with Get Ready as their Latino youth advocate, at the Wilder Foundation in their Youth Leadership Initiative, and with CLUES as a volunteer mentor in their Youth in Action program. Most recently Cecilia worked with Sprockets, Saint Paul's out-of-school time network, as their communications and evaluation coordinator.
Cecilia holds a bachelor of arts in anthropology and educational studies from Macalester College. In her free time she enjoys eating (but not cooking), spending time with her family, watching superhero movies and reading young adult fiction.