Internal Operations Specialist
As the Internal Operations Specialist, Connie promotes efficiency across the organization in technology, finances, and operational support. As a first-generation college graduate, she fiercely advocates for educational equity, community resources, and upward mobility for students from underrepresented communities. Before joining uAspire, Connie worked across various college access and success organizations for over 12 years. She facilitated and supported curriculum and programming, site operations, community outreach, school partner engagement, higher education policy, scholar and familial resources, marketing and communications, non-profit finances, and human resources. Connie is a community college transfer student from East Los Angeles College, obtaining an Associate of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. Afterward, she transferred to California State University, Los Angeles, and received a dual Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, minoring in Law & Society and Inequalities and Diversity. Presently, she is working towards a Master of Science at the University of La Verne in Educational Counseling, concentrating on Social Justice Higher Education, along with a PPS credential.