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Tim Leyhe was raised between St. Louis and Champaign-Urbana areas. He proudly served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion, of his duties and traveling the world, he earned his BS in business management and his MS in Family and Consumer Sciences. He was seasoned in the private sector in operations and logistics, then came to the University of Illinois. He has been the CREA administrative aide for CREA since 2018.
Santiago Ospina Tabares is a third-year master’s student in Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this, Santiago led a company that has the purpose of providing educational opportunities to low-income communities in Colombia using educational technologies. His research interests include equity and social-economic development with education and technology in low and middle-income countries of Latin America. 
Anthony B. Sullers Jr., Ph.D. serves as a Program Evaluator for the center and as a Lecturer in the Department of African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, he served as a Research Assistant for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). He received his Ph.D. from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign with major concentrations in higher education policy and culturally responsive program evaluation and assessment.
Evin Tari is a second year master’s student in the Educational Psychology department’s Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Under the supervision of Dr. Denice Hood, Evin works as a graduate research assistant with the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment.

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Cecilia Vaughn-Guy is a fourth year Ph.D. student in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with dual concentrations in Human Resource Development and Diversity and Equity in Education. Prior to matriculation into this program, she worked as an occupational therapist in clinical, hospital-based and academic settings. Her research interest centers on amplifying the voices of frontline healthcare workers, reimagining equitable and sustainable organizational hierarchy, culturally responsive evaluation, and creating and sustaining organizational change through culture.