Meet Our Steering Committee
Chloe is the InclusioNado student representative. She is a current student at Coronado High School and has lived in Coronado her whole life. In Summer 2014 and Fall 2017, Chloe was a family member on Semester at Sea and traveled the world. After observing the global social unrest in Summer 2020, Chloe felt Coronado should respond, so she created the CUSD Address Racism petition on change.org that received almost 5,000 signatures from the Coronado community. Chloe is additionally a writer for the Coronado Times where she chooses to publish race-related articles relevant to the Coronado schools and community.
Marely is a passionate champion of the underprivileged and underrepresented, actively involved in advocacy groups promoting justice and equality at the local, state, and national level. She is an immigrant from Mexico and a parent to a student at CUSD. Her experience of assimilating into the US culture has provided her with both sympathy and empathy for those excluded from the mainstream during their formative years. She is a strong believer in self-reliance and the power of education. She’s passionate about identifying and implementing the necessary academic tools to empower students to feel accepted and included to successfully express their uniqueness and prepare for success in their future endeavors.
Tendayi, a parent to three children, two of whom are current students of the Coronado Unified School District. The CUSD student march led her here! She was called upon to lend her voice, input, and knowledge to this passionate and talented group of community members, who together continually work to seek and ensure safe spaces for all students. She continues to be energized by the community’s ever-growing voice calling for this journey of inclusion. She has also been able to lend her insight into global perspectives, with her acquired experiences living on three continents and having worked in both tech and mental health industries.
Doreen, a strategic communications specialist with 15 years of international business relations background, was born in Uganda but moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where she lived for 37 years. In 2017, she and her husband moved to Coronado with their daughter, a current student of CUSD, and their son, a 2021 University of Notre Dame graduate. After a horrific incident where she and her daughter were attacked at pickup by a CUSD staff member’s adult son and called the N-word and the march last year, Doreen felt compelled to be a part of the change. Having grown up from an early age in predominantly white neighborhoods, she brings a valuable lived experience.
Synthia was brought to San Diego through her family’s Navy deployment and has been a proud Islander since she joined Silver Strand Elementary’s 3rd grade. She went through the CUSD school systems and graduated from CHS (and CoSA) in 2013. She is currently doing her PhD, having completed her Bachelors and Masters abroad in London, and is thrilled to lend her experience with administrative work and social media outreach. She is excited to be a part of the InclusioNado team as she has had first hand experience going through the CUSD school system as a First-Generation American and Child of Color. She hopes that her work in this space can empower the future generations in ways she wished were available so many years ago to her and her fellow peers.