ELA Advisory Board

Margaret Wilkerson, Ph.D

Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California; Former Director, Media, Arts, and Culture, Ford Foundation

Margaret B. Wilkerson is a scholar, theatre director, experienced administrator and educational activist who devoted her life and career to social justice and equity in education and philanthropy. She is Professor Emerita at the University of California at Berkeley having returned to the San Francisco Bay Area after retiring from the Ford Foundation in New York City. At Ford, she was Director of Media, Arts and Culture, with programmatic responsibilities for the Foundation’s grantmaking in the U.S., Africa and the Middle East, Russia, Asia, and Latin America, after serving...

Sofia Martinez Ramos, Ph.D.

President, Luminario Education Strategies – Tucson, Arizona Associate to the Vice President, University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Sofía Martinez Ramos is a Founding Fellow and Advisory Board member of the Executive Leadership Academy at University of California, Berkeley. She is a higher education professional with more than twenty years of experience in both the two and four-year institutions. Dr. Ramos’s areas of research and expertise are the education, success and development of leaders of color and the building of inclusive environments.

Sofia is president of Luminario Education Strategies where she provides career and advancement coaching and trainings. Most recently served as...