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Our Team

The Rising Scholars Network is led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Rising Scholars Network regional coordinators are a part of the Chancellor’s Office Educational Services and Support Division under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Dr. Aisha Lowe and Dean Raul Arumbula.

  • Chelsea Esquibias

    Regional Coordinator

    Serving the Central Valley, Sacramento, San Diego, and Imperial

  • Kellie Nadler

    Regional Coordinator

    Serving Northern California, the Bay Area and Bakersfield

  • Javier Rodriguez

    Regional Coordinator

    Serving the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and the Inland Empire

  • Rebecca Silbert

    Senior Director

    Rising Scholars Network Foundation for California Community Colleges

  • Leslie LeBlanc

    Specialist, Academic Planning and Development Educational Services and Support

    Project Manager, Rising Scholars Network

  • Marissa Anderson

    Staff Services Analyst Educational Services and Support

    Rising Scholars Network