Dr. Tameka McGlawn serves as the executive director of the University of California Berkeley’s College and Career Academy Support Network (CCASN) in the Graduate School of Education. She has engaged in a transformational leadership approach to assist urban-learning communities for nearly 25 years. Having served at every institutional level (K-20) in a myriad of settings and professional roles, Dr. McGlawn has a unique perspective on student-centered assets and achievement, leadership optimization, equity-based outcomes and intersectionality. Her actionable research interests, in which she has served and facilitated professional development, learning and capacity building, include strategic reform implementation, systemic mechanisms of accountability, culturally responsive pedagogy and leadership, building network-community alliances through innovative collective impact initiatives, and design-based implementation research and improvement science. Considered a seasoned collaborator, consensus builder, and evidence-based strategist, Dr. McGlawn brings an ideal synthesis of research savviness, practical application, and a devotion to increased equity and economic opportunities for all students, their families, and communities.