I am an educator who believes in uplifting and developing the voice of my community utilizing knowledge, learning, and critical thought as the catalyst for systemic change and empowerment. Through education I believe in intentionally and deliberately combatting inequity and injustice to develop youth in underrepresented communities in order to find a voice, professional pathway, and establish their place at institutions of higher education.

My leadership and management approach directly recognizes the interpersonal and emotional assets of my staff to encourage and build their love to provide education in a model that is culturally responsive to our community. I believe my students and my East Salinas will transform the world around them and commit to remind them of their power each an every day with all the love I carry.

 

 

Current Projects and Commitments:

César Chávez Fútbol Academy:

www.ccfafutbol.org

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts:

www.alisalfinearts.org

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital:

www.svmh.com/about/boardofdirectors

Ashoka Changemakers:

https://www.changemakers.com/users/carissa-purnell

California State University Service Learning Department:

https://csumb.edu/directory/people/carissa-purnell