Christopher Nellum

Member Since 2022

Christopher Nellum

Executive Director

The Education Trust—West

Oakland CA Area

Dr. Christopher J. Nellum is the Executive Director of The Education Trust–West, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that works toward racial equity in California educational systems – preschool through college – by closing opportunity gaps and removing barriers that disproportionately affect students of color, especially those experiencing poverty. He has led successful advocacy efforts to ensure equity in the K-12 accountability system, create a statewide cradle-to-career data system, address food insecurity for college students, ensure that every high school senior completes a financial aid application before they graduate, and defend fairness in college admissions. Chris serves on several statewide committees, including a recent gubernatorial appointment, the advisory board of GENup, and the boards of Swipe Out Hunger and Open Avenues Foundation. Nellum completed his undergraduate degree at UC Santa Barbara, master’s degree at CSU Long Beach, and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter at @chrisnellum.


SKILLS

  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Media Relations

COMPANY INFO

The Education Trust—West

The Education Trust–West is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that works toward racial equity in California educational systems – preschool through college – by closing opportunity gaps and removing barriers that disproportionately affect students of color, especially those experiencing poverty.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Universities

INDUSTRY

Culture & Arts