Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, Board Member


Dr. Sonia BasSheva Mañjon has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit, and government administration. She is the Executive Directorof LeaderSpring, a national organization that prioritizes women of color in leadership and incorporates racial equity and social justice systems change as a foundational priority.

Prior to returning to California, Sonia was inaugural director of the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, Associate Professor of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, and Affiliate Faculty in Latinx Studies and The STEAM Factory at The Ohio State University. Dr. Mañjon mentored both undergraduate and graduate students whose interest led them to entrepreneurship, community collaborations, and civic engagement activities.