For us; by us.
For us; by us.
Meet the Team
Randy Seriguchi, Jr.
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 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 serves 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 OF STAFF
Toi Sin Arvidsson, Ph.D. recently joined Urban Ed Academy (UEA) as Chief of Staff to support the organization’s ambition of elevating the teaching profession and making quality education for all students a reality, regardless of their backgrounds. 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.
PEOPLE OPS DIRECTOR
Denzel Herrera-Davis is a consultant, life coach, public speaker and the founder of Create The Space, a novel wellness program that embraces vulnerability and challenges traditional notions of masculinity and health for men of color in Oakland, California.
Denzel has worked as a systems engineer and business strategy consultant for health and wellness companies like Johnson & Johnson, WeightWatchers, and Ryder – having held Senior Management positions in operations and project management. Along with his subject matter expertise in systems design and business intelligence, he has cultivated a keen eye for scale, leadership development, and an undeniable tenacity.
Through his work in healthcare and hospitality, Denzel hopes to share and broaden his vision of community healing through shared vulnerability and increase the access to covered mental care.
In his spare time, Denzel creates art for his soul, listens to reggae music, and unapologetically rewrites the lies.
BEACON SITE COORDINATOR
Meet the Board