Sherie Muñoz (she/her/hers) has worked in a number of ways personally and professionally to empower students through each stage of the education pipeline, from early childhood education to graduate school. As a first-generation student, she was grateful to TRIO programs for their support and encouragement to pursue a college degree. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Regis University. She has directed pre-collegiate programs for grades 6-12 and TRIO Student Support Services for college students. She currently serves as Director of the Academic Learning Center at the Community College of Aurora (CCA).