Board Members  

Alicia Aguirre

Board Member

Alicia Aguirre was the first mayor of Mexican origin in Redwood City, where 80% of the school population is Hispanic, from 2011-2013. She has served as a Council Member since 2005 and as a professor at Cañada College since 1988. In 2013 Alicia was awarded the ”Ohtli” Award by the Mexican Government, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the Mexican or Mexican-American community. Alicia’s career is emblematic of a new generation of Latina women participating in public life in California. Through politics and teaching, in community life and as a mother, Alicia has been instrumental in empowering Mexican-Americans, Latinos and other new Americans so they can participate fully in the communities where they live.

Guillermo Cockrum

Board Member

He is currently Business Development Director at InsideVault. Guillermo obtained a double BA in Economics and Mathematics at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, and a MBA at Stanford University. Experienced in negotiations, competitive intelligence, team formation and people development.

Erin Brooks

Board Member

Erin currently is Strategic Sourcing Manager at Tesla Motors. Erin obtained her MBA at Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management. She is an accomplished leader in non-profit organizations whose mission is aligned with encouraging young women to enter careers in STEM, and promoting the full potential of professional women in careers as engineers and leaders.


María Célérier

Executive Director & Founder

Maria obtained a Master of Business Administration at HEC-Paris and a Bachelor of International Relations at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla. Her job experience in the Bay Area has been focused on helping children, youth and adults to improve their lives through education–at Renaissance helping adults to start their own businesses, at JobTrain helping youth to graduate from high school and to find jobs, and at Kids’ Vision empowering girls to learn STEM.