Estela López Senior Associate Excelencia in Education Email elopez@EdExcelencia.org Current Position: Informs program and policy strategies accelerating Latino student success. Past Experiences: Former provost and vice president for academic affairs of the Connecticut State University System; served on the Connecticut State Board of Education overseeing K-12 policies and school accountability. Why are you bringing your talent to Excelencia? I am committed to Excelencia's mission of ensuring Latino student success and grateful to be working with a team that is also committed to serving our community. How would you describe working at Excelencia? The team at Excelencia provides multiple program supports and strategies in working with institutions working to become places where Latino students thrive. I believe we can bring attention to what is working for Latino students and collaborate to identify such practices through Examples of Excelencia.