Joanna Sánchez Chief of Staff Excelencia in Education Email jsanchez@EdExcelencia.org Joanna Sánchez is the Chief of Staff at Excelencia in Education. She acts as a liaison for Excelencia’s executive team in engaging with staff and constituents in meeting the mission of accelerating Latino student success in higher education. She also assists in short- and long-range strategic planning activities. Most recently, Joanna served as the Seal of Excelencia Program Manager and as a Senior Researcher within Excelencia’s Policy and Research portfolio. Prior to joining Excelencia, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Howard University funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Joanna is a first-generation college graduate and an alum of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program.