Chanika Marsh is the Project Director and Counselor for Wahupa Educational Services (Upward Bound), where she has been integral to driving diversity, equity, & inclusion while developing programs to reach optimal potential. She is skilled in program management through curriculum development, mentorship, & academic progression, focusing on process improvements to reach impactful culture enhancements. Through detailed budget & grant management, she has led operational success by developing & leading organizations to drive student success. Her passion is to build equity among low income, first generation college students and student at-promise. In addition, she has been responsible for training staff on cultural sensitivity and was instrumental in creating a supportive organization with policies and procedures that enable staff to address the needs of our students.