Meet the Team
Chief of Staff
MEd., University of Hawaii
BA, Wesleyan University
Rina is a leader in the education and non-profit space with over thirteen years of experience in strategic planning, project management, operations, and human capital. With her well-rounded background as a former educator and a leader both within Teach For America and KIPP, she has in depth knowledge about navigating relationships on multi-year projects, building partnerships across teams, and creating effective human capital systems. Rina's goal-driven approach, focus on outcomes, and natural ability to build relationships allows her to successfully navigate complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Most recently, she worked with KIPP San Diego leading Talent and Human Resources, and played a critical role as KIPP SoCal was established in partnership with KIPP Los Angeles. She now works as a consultant focused on talent searches and project management. Rina earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, where she studied Philosophy, before receiving her Masters in Elementary Education from University of Hawaii. She loves spending time outdoors in her beautiful city of San Diego, where she lives with her partner, daughter, and rescue pitbull.