Program Director, Upgrade
Micaela Ríos joined the Education Partnership in March 2015 as an advisor in cafécollege, and currently serves as the Upgrade Program Director. She has her MS in School Counseling from San Diego State and a BS in Psychology from Santa Clara University.
Micaela is from Gonzales, California, a small agricultural town on the central coast of California. Prior to working at SAEP, Micaela worked at a mental health nonprofit organization serving youth and families as well as in the public school system with grades K-12th. Education has played a major role in creating opportunities for Micaela’s family and it is because of that she is passionate about the field of education and social justice. In her spare time, Micaela enjoys hiking state parks, baking, foodie adventures, spending time with loved ones, and reading.