Jaymie Santiago has been Chair of Academics for SheRises, Inc. since December of 2019.
Jaymie is a National Board Certified Teacher, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Education Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also holds a Masters degree in Education (M.A.Ed.), with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University.
Jaymie has always been an advocate for education. Growing up in an immigrant family, she had a difficult time navigating her own education path, often having to research and seek out resources alone. She is the first in her family to attend college and graduate. Knowing this struggle, Jaymie has worked with many high school students on their journey to college. She has helped students with developing academic plans, writing admissions essays, and choosing from schools accepted. In addition, she has read for her Alma Mater’s scholarship program and spoken at conferences in both California and Maryland about student pathways to college.
In her free time, she likes to bake, read, and spend time outdoors.