Empowered Conversations Podcast with Elin & Christina

There is still work to do. Elin and Christina are two educators that have been in the game for over 15 years. Listen while they break down and speak on the systems that were not built for BIPOC and ways they address them head-on.

Elin & Christina

Having met as teenagers 20 years ago, our educational paths have continued to intertwine since the moment we met during our 10th grade Future Teachers Academy elective class at Skyline High School. Sharing roots of being born and raised in Oakland, Calif., our educational journey continued after Skyline High School when we completed our undergraduate degrees at San Jose State University. After spending a few years apart, we reunited at San Lorenzo High School – Elin as an academic counselor and Christina as an English teacher. However, shortly after, we once again went our separate ways for a couple of years. Our reconnection took place at Mills College while pursuing our Administrative Credentials and Educational Leadership doctorate degrees. Simultaneously, while completing the doctoral program, Elin and I were assistant principals at our alma mater, Skyline High School – the school that inspired us to pursue a lifelong career in education.