Rina is from Michigan and will always have a soft spot for the Midwest, despite being a devoted Californian now. She attended Wesleyan University for her undergraduate degree and University of Hawai’i Manoa for her Masters in Education. After teaching elementary school as a Teach For America corps member, she joined their staff and worked in a variety of roles over 10 years including recruitment, teacher coaching, policy creation and implementation, event operations, and national recruitment partnerships. As a member of the KIPP San Diego regional team, she is looking forward to the continued development and growth of our KIPP schools. When she isn’t working, Rina enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking, and spending time with friends/family and her rescue pittie.