Interim Chief of Staff
Dr. Belen Sanchez is currently the Interim Chief of Staff at KIPP SoCal Public Schools. Most recently, she served as the Managing Director of KIPP Through College. In her role she leads the KIPP Through College team which includes three sub-teams that provide guidance and direct support to students beginning in 7th grade through college. She is also a member of KIPP SoCal’s Senior Leadership Team. Prior to joining KIPP SoCal, Dr. Sanchez spent seven years at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). In her time at HSF, she doubled the number of programs offered by HSF. As a first-generation college student, Dr. Sanchez is committed to provide information and guidance so historically underrepresented individuals can gain access to higher education. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UCSD and Master of Education from USC and doctorate in education from UCLA.