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“Family for me represents the foundation of self, and a unity of acceptance, unconditional sacrifices, joy, support and love that is built on a continuum of resilience, and journey in humility from the past, current and future generations.”

Sandy Baba, Ph.D.

Education Researcher
San Francisco, CA

Sandy Baba, PhD.; is an education researcher and a community advocate with 20 years of experience in the development of federal, state and locally funded early care and education programs. Sandy led and participated in numerous California and national early care and education efforts and was one of the founders of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Asian Interest Forum. Her latest research, Towards a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate and Responsive Family Engagement Model for Low Income Chinese Immigrant Parents in San Francisco: A Qualitative Analysis was featured in the February 2016 issue of United States Department of Education’s Family, School and Community Engagement, Engaging Families.

Sandy is a down to earth, hardworking community advocate with a strong sense of humility. Sandy earned her master’s degree in Education from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies, specializing in family engagement and international education advocacy and management.