Contact Info
Office: (510) 268-0566
Cell: (510) 504-6898
Email:aissa@careerladdersproject.org

— Amal Amanda Issa

Amal Amanda Issa brings to CLP unique teaching and leadership experience, including experience developing career-based dual enrollment opportunities for underserved populations. Before joining the CLP team, Amal was adjunct professor of health sciences at Merritt College. She also served as Academy Director for a Health Pathway in East Oakland based on a partnership between Oakland Unified and Merritt College. In this role, she developed CTE pathways, pioneered the first dual enrollment program at the high school, and supported dually-enrolled high school students gaining certifications as medical assistants.

Amal taught Science and Math for eight years in Antioch, Emeryville and Oakland. In that time, she enjoyed embracing the challenge of teaching new courses each year and implementing new work-based learning opportunities for students. Before she landed on teaching, Amal was a clinical assistant for California Emergency Physicians America, where she experienced work in the emergency department while pursuing a career in medicine. Eventually, teaching won over her heart, particularly with the opportunity to mix teaching and medicine.

Amal holds a teaching credential and master’s degree in education from Mills College in Oakland as well as a CTE credential. She has an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and post-baccalaureate in Medical Technologies and Health Professions from UC Berkeley and has completed fellowships with Yale University’s National Initiative focusing on urban education in addition to Stanford University’s Hollyhock Fellowship, which focused on instructional practices and creating equitable opportunities for young people.