Full Name
Francesca Lo
Executive Director, Community Engagement and Leadership Education Center
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Speaker Bio
Leadership development and community engagement have been hallmarks for the last 20 years of Lo’s career. Prior to her current role as Executive Director of Leadership Education at the University of Washington’s Undergraduate Academic Affairs unit, she served as the director of the Husky Leadership Initiative and as associate director of the Pipeline Project, a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students with tutoring and mentoring opportunities. She also served as the coordinator of leadership programs at Brown University and served as program director of the YMCA’s Seattle Earth Service Corps Program, a teen leadership development and environmental service-learning program. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the UW’s College of Education, her master’s degree in marine affairs from the UW, and her B.S. in aquatic biology from Brown University. She is passionate about facilitating college students’ learning and development in their journeys to become effective, caring and socially just citizens in their communities.