Diana Fuentes-Michel

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Executive Director
    • Organization:California Student Aid Commission
    • Area of Expertise:Public Policy & Program Administration

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Public Policy & Program Administration
      Summary of expertise:
      Diana has over 30 years of public policy experience in higher education; including over 20 years as a higher education administrator. Her experience also includes being part of a team that established the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, a non-profit organization, that promotes leadership among Latino Youth. She has also served on several statewide boards focused on English language learners and promoting higher education achievement.
      Blog/Web site: www.csac.ca.gov
      Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education
      Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), Education Advisory Committee
      Loyola Marymount University, President’s Caucus
      Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society
      Hispanas Organized for Political Equity (HOPE)
      Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project
      Chicano Latino Intersegmental Convocation
      Comision Femenil Mexicana of Los Angeles
      California Youth Connection
      Educational Opportunity Program
      California State University RAZA Administrators and Counselors in Higher Education
      Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
      Puente Project, Sacramento City College
      Pathways Project, San Francisco State University

      Prior media experience:
      Los Angeles Times
      NBC Nightly News
      National Public Radio
      San Francisco Chronicle
      Bay Area News Group
      Sacramento Bee
      KGO Radio News
      KCBS Radio News
      International Business Times

      Educational background:
      Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
      Bachelor of Arts in History and Chicano Studies
      California State University, Sacramento
      Master of Arts in Government
      Dr. Bill Tierney, Co-Director, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California
      Gary K. Hart, Retired California Senator, Co-Director, California State University Institute for Education Reform

      Higher Education
      Financial Aid
      Higher Education Policy
      Financial Aid Policy
      College Affordability
      Educational Access
      California Dream Act
      Low-Income Students
      First-Generation Students

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