Pilar Page joined CIP Berkeley in March 2017. She was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of twelve, she immigrated to Las Vegas, Nevada in efforts to pursue educational and professional opportunities. Since then, she has developed an excitement for education, a passion for social justice, and an eagerness to inspire others to strive towards their own vision of success.
Over the last several years Pilar has worked in higher education providing leadership and support as a Director of Student Services, Licensed Counselor, Advisor, Case Manager, Recruiter, and as a Student Access and Support Services Coordinator. Her responsibilities included providing access, advocacy and support for students with learning differences, providing guidance through academic and career advising, organizing and managing community programming, facilitating individual and group counseling sessions, and leading professional development trainings for students, faculty and staff.
According to Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” She strongly believes every person should have the rights to an equitable and inclusive educational experience to meet their needs.
Her eagerness to help empower others to strive for success led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work and Community Organizing from Baylor University, after completing a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and Gender Studies, from the University of Redlands. Since completing her Master’s degree, she has gone on to work at Baylor University, Waco Family YMCA, Texas State Technical College and Mills College.
As Assistant Director, she looks forward to getting to know everyone in a closer capacity and working collaboratively toward fulfilling CIP’s vision and mission.
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