Nelly Cruz is the University Innovation Alliance Fellow at the University of California, Riverside. She is a scholar-practitioner passionate about advocating for educational equity and promoting student success. Most recently, Nelly served as the assistant director of a first-year experience program to facilitate a successful transition for high school and community college students into university life. Her professional experiences include working with Upward Bound, undergraduate admissions, peer-based programs, and she has taught student success courses. Nelly is a first-generation college student and proud alumna/student of the University of California, Riverside. She earned a B.A. in public policy and sociology, an M.Ed., and is finishing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Policy.
Join us in the Lab for our spring Process Mapping cohort experience starting April 5th!