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Cherise Ortiz Cota
Vice President of Talent & Organizational Effectiveness

Cherise leads CSGF’s talent strategy to ensure that CSGF is consistently a best-in-class, diverse, & equitable organization in terms of impact, effectiveness, capacity, and culture. Before joining CSGF, Cherise served as Relay Graduate School of Education’s chief of staff where she managed the talent, legal, and institutional operations teams and led strategic planning efforts for the institution.

Prior to joining Relay, Cherise worked at YES Prep Public Schools for several years as a talent leader, a school leader, an instructional leader, and a math teacher. She earned her masters in educational administration from National-Louis University and her BA from the University of Kansas.

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