Doni Tadesse (he/him/his) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from UC San Diego where he actively participated in student government, various cultural associations, and grassroots political campaigns. Prior to joining RISE, Doni worked as a K-12 academic coach throughout the Inland Empire region of Southern California, primarily serving youth experiencing risk-factors such as poverty, housing insecurity, and foster care involvement. It was there he developed a clear understanding of the many ways in which these youth were being failed by the institutions and systems in charge of their care.
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