I felt great joy at being seen, heard, and understood as a whole person . . .
a person with deep ancestral roots, indigenous knowledge, rich traditions,
Coming from a family of artists, community leaders, and educators, it’s no surprise that Dr. Ingrid Gonzales has always found herself drawn to ideas and service. Her immigrant experience and multicultural upbringing has helped her see the importance of quality schools, opportunity, and thriving communities. Her academic research and professional pursuits revolve around the interrelatedness of these three areas and core values. Her interests include the following: school and community partnerships, organizational and leadership development, multicultural education, Asian American Studies, and student retention in higher education. She is blissfully married to her college sweetheart and resides in the
San Francisco Bay Area.