Fabian Pacheco proudly serves as the High School Success Coordinator. He is the first in his family to go to college. He received his B.A. in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology with minors in Education and Labor and Workplace Studies from UCLA. In addition, he aspires toward completing his doctoral degree in Education. Mr. Pacheco is a strong advocate for student/parent empowerment and maintains that all students have the potential to graduate from higher education. Prior to joining Equitas Academy, Mr. Pacheco has enjoyed serving as a substitute teacher and afterschool leader in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. His time as a GEAR UP School Coordinator allowed him to engage with opportunities to make education equitable and meaningful for underserved communities. Mr. Pacheco’s lifework is a manifestation of his work empowering students and families to bridge educational and opportunity gaps. He looks forward to working with the Equitas community.