Sia Smith-Miyazaki, senior program associate

Sia provides capacity building, writing and research, and operational support across a range of projects, with a primary focus on Guided Pathways. Projects she currently supports include the California Community College Guided Pathways, San Mateo Community College District, and Santa Clara County Opportunity Youth Partnership. Working closely with the Senior Director and the Guided Pathways team, she helps manage projects, facilitate dialogue, create tools and resources for the field, as well as connect practitioners across California Community Colleges with effective practices and communities of practice.

Prior to joining CLP, Sia worked for New York University Abu Dhabi as a Global Academic Fellow for Social Research and Public Policy. She is particularly proud of her work with the Office of Spiritual Life and Intercultural Education where she collaboratively designed a training on intercultural competencies.

Sia attended Santa Monica College and graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in sociology. She became passionate about promoting equity in education as an undergraduate and has worked with after school and summer programs through the Phillips Brooks House Association, a student-run organization at Harvard University.