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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.
Wednesday, April 20 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Race to Submit Awards Ceremony LIMITED

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The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022-23 Race to Submit statewide campaign, designed to increase the number of public high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The Commission hereby recognizes the high schools with the highest completion rates in the state of California.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Luna

Denise Luna

Associate Director of Higher Education Policy, The Education Trust-West
Denise Luna (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of Higher Education Policy at The Education Trust—West. As a daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico and the first in her family to graduate college, Denise is passionate about educational equity and racial justice. Denise brings... Read More →
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Steve Zimmer

Deputy Superintendent, California Department of Education
Steve Zimmer is the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Student Support Services branch of the California Department of Education. Formerly known as the Equity Branch, this branch includes a newly formed Whole Child Division as well as a focus on college and career... Read More →
avatar for Catalina Cifuentes

Catalina Cifuentes

Executive Director, College and Career Readiness, Riverside County Office of Education
Catalina Cifuentes is a passionate educator and fierce advocate who has demonstrated the power behind effective school counseling, college affordability and higher education advocacy on behalf of all students. She is currently the Executive Director of the College and Career Readiness... 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 →



Wednesday April 20, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Virtual