Yesenia Beas Ramirez
Yesenia was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; grew up in Guadalupe, California; and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in psychology and a minor in childhood studies. She plans to become an academic counselor for college students with a focus in career counseling. During her two years at Allan Hancock College, she became involved with student government and served as president of the DREAM Club and student trustee on the community college board of trustees. Along with peers, she successfully fought to create a DREAM Center on campus. At Cal Poly she was a resident advisor for housing. Yesenia also works as a community organizer for Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy.
Ian taught college preparatory classes in English, Spanish, and history for over twenty years at Midland School, a boarding high school in Los Olivos, CA, where he lives with his wife, a college counselor and writing teacher, and two children. He earned his BA from Stanford University and his MA in educational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.