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 DEPUTY DIRECTOR
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.
Denzel Herrera-Davis PEOPLE OPS DIRECTOR
Denzel Herrera-Davis is a life coach, consultant, and creator living in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of Create The Space, a novel organization with a mission to bring mental health and wellness to the forefront of awareness and access for people of color.
Through Create The Space, Denzel has built a developmental wellness program that promotes healing, embraces healthy relationships, and challenges traditional notions of masculinity for men of color through shared vulnerability in community workshops and events. He has partnered with Urban Ed Academy to deliver on the critical mission to change the face of education in a sustainable manner.
Throughout his career in the health and wellness industries, he has served as a business strategy consultant for companies such as Johnson & Johnson, WeightWatchers, and Ryder. He has also held senior leadership positions in operations and project management at burgeoning startups like Rinse, Inc.
Ultimately, Denzel hopes to spread his vision of community healing through shared vulnerability and increased access to mental healthcare coverage. He is looking for men who want to take part in being the solution to their own mental wellbeing; organizations that believe in and support the safety and developmental growth of their employees; healthcare and insurance organizations that want to change the landscape of mental health programs and coverage.
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.
Patrick has years of experience working as a litigator on plaintiff-side class action litigation around the world. He was a key member of the litigation team responsible for the largest civil settlement in the history of the African continent. That settlement will benefit hundreds of thousands of former gold mineworkers and their families across Sub Saharan Africa. Patrick is also currently serving as an operational consultant to Loon as they seek to expand their footprint across Africa. Patrick is passionate about expanding access to critical infrastructure across emerging markets worldwide and building tools and products that facilitate that access.
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.