Cindy Dam is a Students Rising Above alum from the class of 2011, and was thrilled to join SRA staff as an Advisor to a new cohort of students in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently serving her second year with AmeriCorps as a Teach for America corps member teaching 2nd grade at Bayview Elementary in San Pablo. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Urban Education, Administration and Policy through Loyola Marymount University. Cindy is passionate about working with students and communities in need to bring about transformational change towards educational equity and excellence.