Schedule at a Glance

Day 1 Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Start Your Morning with DJ Steve Vassor
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Welcome and General Session
10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Breakout Session 1
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Race to Submit Awards Ceremony

Day 2 Thursday, April 21st, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Musical Guest Alfonso Olachea
9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Keynote Speaker
9:40 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Breakout Session 2
10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 3
11:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Closing Remarks

For any questions related to Sched, please contact support@sched.com or call 1-888-312-1777. For any questions related to the event and logistics, please contact Jaimina Cole at jlcole@rcoe.us or Victoria Viksne at victoria.viksne@csac.ca.gov.
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Thursday, April 21 • 8:30am - 9:25am
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Day 2 Welcome
Music with Alfonso Olachea
MC: Michael Lemus
Opening notes by Marlene Garcia
Opening Keynote with Dr. Chao Vang

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Michael Lemus

Outreach and Marketing Manager, California Student Aid Commission
Michael Lemus (He/Him/His) serves as the Outreach and Marketing Manager at the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the largest statewide student financial aid administer in the country. Michael oversees the Commission’s Cash for College Program, California Student Opportunity... Read More →
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Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission
Marlene Garcia is the Executive Director of the California Student Aid Commission where she oversees a budget of close to $3 billion and a team of 125. She is passionate about expanding educational opportunities by removing financial barriers to college success. Mrs. Garcia brings... Read More →
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Alfonso Olachea, M.A., M.S., P.P.S.

School Counselor, Desert Sands Unified School District
Coachella Valley native Alfonso Olachea serves his community as the 8th grade counselor at Desert Ridge Academy. In his 5th year as a school counselor, Olachea is working on his Ed.D at the University of Redlands and works as a musician and instructor for Coachella Valley Unified... Read More →
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Dr. Chao Vang - Keynote Speaker

Director of Educational Equity Access and Equity Strategist, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Chao Vang is a former first-generation student and now mission-driven leader in educational equity with a strong commitment to achieving academic excellence and equity for underserved communities. As the Director of Educational Equity Access and Equity Strategist at Sacramento... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2022 8:30am - 9:25am PDT