New Sonoma State Executive Champions First Generation Students, Diversity – February 27, 2019

Jerlena Griffin-Desta, the new chief of staff at Sonoma State, says her husband’s last name, Desta, means happiness in Amharic, the language of his native Ethiopia.

After nearly 30 years as an education leader, mostly with the U-C system, she feels she’s now in a position to make an even greater difference in the lives of students. She spoke with KRCB News Director Steve Mencher.

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