Who We Are Staff

  • Sharonne Navas

    Sharonne Navas Co-Founder & Executive Director

    Sharonne Navas is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Equity in Education Coalition. The first American born child of immigrant parents from Guatemala and El Salvador, Sharonne understands, and values, the complexity of being mutli-lingual and multi-cultural in America.  A native of New York City, Sharonne moved to the Seattle area in 2009. Past […]

  • Velma Veloria

    Velma Veloria Community Outreach Coordinator

    The Honorable Velma Veloria, was born in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1961. She received her BS in Medical Technology from San Francisco State College. She was elected into office and became the first Asian American woman and first Filipina American elected to the Washington State legislature. Representing the 11th District, Veloria served […]

  • Risa Nagel

    Communications and Community Outreach Fellow

    Risa Nagel is the Communications and Community Outreach Fellow of the Equity in Education Coalition. As a fairly recent pupil of an underfunded public high school and over-resourced private university, Risa has first hand experience of the gross inequalities eroding our education system. Risa previously worked as an organizer for a variety of campaigns including: […]