Director of Strategic Partnerships
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Sandy Sanders has been leading fundraising efforts for non-profit educational initiatives in the Bay Area and throughout all of California for nearly twenty years. Sandy has developed partnerships leading to successful regional and statewide grants to national, state, and private funders. Particularly focused on STEM education initiatives, Sandy led the design, development, and implementation of successful summer STEM Institutes aimed at inspiring and engaging students to pursue careers in teaching math & science. Sandy is a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a Chinese Linguist and Cryptologist and earning two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for his service. He earned his B.A. in International Relations from Rollins College and a M.A. in Asian Studies and Chinese from the University of Hawaii. In his leisure time, you will often find Sandy outdoors exploring or playing soccer.