Randal Seriguchi, Jr. competes with the school to prison pipeline. As the Executive Director of UEA, he is supporting the early leg of a parallel pipeline to success for the remaining African American boys in the city. Through Saturday school programming, STEM experiences, in-school mentorship, and strong community engagement, UEA is a reliable partner in the elementary school space. He is a leading advocate for recruiting more men of color into the classroom. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Randy spent 5 years working to lift up social justice through education in D.C. and California. He is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, holds a Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law, and received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan.
Daniel Rumley CHIEF PARTNERSHIP OFFICER
Daniel has more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience and educational stewardship. His relentless pursuit for growth led him to partner with Randy Seriguchi to create initiatives within UrbanEd Academy, to broaden the reach of education and opportunity. Out of this partnership, Man the Bay was brought to life, a program that embodies a long standing personal and professional north star to create a path for more men of color to be represented in classrooms. Daniel previously served as the Deputy Director at UrbanEd Academy, and he has this to say about his experience, “Humbling is the best word. UEA has provided me with multiple opportunities to witness growth, within myself, the staff, our Fellows through Man the Bay, and most importantly, the children and families we serve.”
Toi Sin Arvidsson, Ph.D. CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Toi Sin Arvidsson, Ph.D. joined Urban Ed Academy (UEA) as Chief Operating Officer to support the organization’s ambition of elevating the teaching profession. Toi Sin’s conviction in addressing the equity gap through innovative multi-faceted solutions is rooted in her past experiences working in the philanthropic sector along with her time doing classroom and education policy research. Prior to entering the field of education, Toi Sin spent a decade in the private sector building teams and leading product development. Building on the many roles she has served in various sectors in leadership, in research, and as an educator, she looks forward to helping UEA grow to become a model of creatively addressing challenging societal problems.
Toi Sin holds a Ph.D. degree in Developmental Psychology and an M.S. degree in Applied Statistics from Teachers College, Columbia University and received her B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Rachel Roberts DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Rachel Roberts serves as Urban Ed Academy’s Director of Operations, bringing over 12 years of professional experience in non-profit program management. Prior to joining the UEA team, Rachel managed various ASES and 21st CCLC funded programs throughout the Contra Costa Bay Area.
Since joining the organization in 2019, Rachel has worked to establish systems, streamline procedures, and enhance UEA’s operational processes. As part of the senior leadership team, she works continually to develop, implement and evaluate operational initiatives to support organizational priorities.
Nick Banks FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR
A native of North Omaha, Nick is an experienced youth advocate, community developer, and education professional. As the inaugural Fellowship Director for Man the Bay, he helps to recruit, qualify, and support fellows inside and outside of the classroom. Previously, Nick has spent time building programs and systems for both colleges/universities and non-profit organizations. With over ten years in educational settings, Nick’s aim is in restoring and improving the village. “I sit in the gaps, mentoring, sharing resources and working in love. I’m a bridge builder, just trying to minimize the pitfalls those who come next may encounter.”
Nick is a 2018 Fellow of New Leaders Council (NLC) via the Omaha chapter and a Lifetime Member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Ashley has 10+ years of experience in digital marketing, global brand/product strategy, and product development at top tier CPG companies and Google. In her current role at Google, she leads the Global Product Growth Strategy team and is responsible for building digital, in-store, and OOH marketing strategies for 50+ Google apps, devices, and sub-brands. Ashley also has extensive Retail Entrepreneurial experience, serving as a Marketing Officer for NYC restaurant startup Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen and CEO/Founder for the tall women’s apparel brand Alyssa Vermell Apparel. She is a strong advocate for increasing minority and women representation in the startups and long standing corporations and in her free time mentors small business owners, budding entrepreneurs, and MBA grads interested in transitioning into tech.
Patrick Otellini is a Project Manager with Swinerton. Patrick works with owners during the preconstruction process to help them understand and navigate various jurisdictional requirements. He manages permitting and inspections, interfaces with public-sector agencies, and acts as the community liaison on multiple projects. He also leads Swinerton’s regional effort to help grow their portfolio of affordable housing projects. Prior to joining Swinerton, he served as the Chief Resilience Officer and Director of Earthquake Safety for the City and County of San Francisco under Mayor Edwin Lee and was responsible for the creation and implementation of the city’s resilience strategy: Resilient San Francisco – Stronger Today, Stronger Tomorrow. He received his Master of Construction Management from NewSchool of Architecture and Design and his Bachelor of Political Science from Westmont College.
Currently, Mr. Wallace serves as A. Philip Randolph’s Outreach Supervisor and completed graduate school at Golden Gate University with a degree in IO Psychology. He’s committed himself to building relationships with government leadership, tenant councils, and micro size businesses in efforts to solve challenges that stunt economic growth of the underserved communities. Mr. Wallace creates sustainable solutions to support philanthropic initiatives. In addition to building sustainable solutions tailored for the community, Mr. Wallace works with professional athletes as well as entertainers on charitable endeavours. As a former student at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and family roots in San Francisco he feels serving the citizens of this great city as calling. His outreach efforts are geared towards helping and Urban Ed has provided an amazing platform for him to follow his passions for service.