MEET THE TEAM

Executive Director

Dr. Nancy Huante-Tzintzun was born in Mexico but grew up in Stockton, CA since the age of four. Currently she is a part-time faculty member at Sacramento State University for the Department of Ethnic Studies. She currently also serves as Interim Education Director for Stockton Schools Initiative. Lastly, she sits on the board of the Xicana Collective (XC) as well as the Stockton Urban Revitalization Fellowship (SURF).

Founding Member
Lead Student Organizer

Jasmine Dellafosse has found many ways to build community and civic engagement with Stockton youth. She currently serves as Lead Student Organizer with Stockton Schools initiative and is one of the founding members of the group.Through her work with families, students, stakeholders and community partners, she helped advocate to pass Ethnic studies, bring on a full time Education Equity Director/department in SUSD and increase A-G courses and counselors in SUSD schools.

K-12 Education Policy & Communications Director

Janay Watts was born and raised in Stockton, CA. Her educational trajectory and interests placed her first at Princeton to study Sociology and African American studies, then at CSULB to pursue her masters in education. Over the years, in an attempt to find her role in education as a broader field, has served as a preschool teacher, college and career counselor, Restorative Justice facilitator/trainer for high school students and teachers, and a graduate level research/teaching assistant. Janay is currently in her 3rd year as a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, exploring the mental and emotional health of new Black and Latinx mothers who use social media as a community building tool.