Press Release: #EquityAvengers Welcomes Project Manager to Expand Impact

[SAN DIEGO, CA – June 1, 2021] – The #EquityAvengers is pleased to announce and welcome Carmel Malixi as the organization’s Project Manager. Malixi’s hiring is the first step in the #EquityAvengers plans to expand the impact and reach of their work creating synergies leading to large-scale change in the California Community College system, and beyond. 

Malixi joins #EquityAvengers with a decade of compliance and project management experience in higher education settings. She currently serves as a Project Analyst for Disability Support Programs & Services at San Diego Community College District, where she has led change efforts and technology integration to positively impact the student experience. Malixi holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Counseling from San Francisco State University. 

The #EquityAvengers was established in the summer of 2019 by Dr. Keith Curry and Dr. Pamela Luster to recognize their united work together – addressing community college students’ basic needs, closing the outcome gaps of minority students, and eliminating barriers for all students. As the Project Manager, Malixi will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of all #EquityAvengers activities and functions, including developing, implementing, and evaluating program policies, procedures, and standards. 

“We needed someone who could assist with the implementation of #EquityAvengers programs and activities,” said Dr. Curry. “Carmel’s background in building and implementing policies and procedures and creating systems for tracking data is exactly the skillset we were looking for.” Dr. Pamela Luster added, “we’re excited for Carmel to join the #EquityAvengers team and help us build the program’s infrastructure for the growth and longevity of the organization.”

The #EquityAvengers are focused on closing the outcome gaps of minority students. Through an equity lens, the #EquityAvengers promote the use of state and federal legislation to successfully implement changes to address community college students’ basic needs and reduce barriers for all students.