Amal Amanda Issa currently serves as one of four Guided Pathways Regional Coordinators for the San Francisco Bay Area region. Amanda is a K12 and community college educator with a talent for creating rich, experiential, and beautiful learning resources. She earned her BS in Neuroscience from the UC, San Diego, a master’s in education and a secondary science credential from Mills College, and post-baccalaureate in health professions and a CTE credential in health science and medical technology at UC Berkeley. As an adjunct faculty member at Merritt College, she developed a career based dual enrollment partnership for underserved students and she coordinated bridge programs for students re-engaging in education. For the Foundation for California Community Colleges/CLP, Amanda worked in statewide dual enrollment partnerships and implementation as well as extensive work in alternative education and various forms of mapping. Amanda gained experience in leadership, program redesign, and culturally relevant pedagogy through her time teaching high school science throughout the Bay Area. Amanda has completed fellowships in instructional practices and creating equitable opportunities in urban education at Yale University’s National Institute and Stanford University’s Hollyhock Fellowship. She is trained in design thinking, life coaching, and critical race theory and currently serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Science Educators. On a more personal note, Amanda loves spending her time with family, home remodeling, architectural landscaping, collaborating on passion projects, and any outdoor recreational activity.