Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator
Iris is the Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator at Bright Beginnings, Early Childhood Development Initiative. Her educational and professional background includes business, marketing, communications and strategic planning. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Monterey Bay. Having worked at The First Tee of Monterey County and Hartnell College, Iris has developed many connections in Monterey County. Born and raised in the Salinas Valley, she has a strong commitment to the success of the Salinas Valley community and the children it serves. At Bright Beginnings, her role is to support communications and support all projects that include community leadership and cocreation of solutions as programs are being designed, implemented and evaluated to ensure they are effective in meeting their needs and are sustained as it relates to reducing the gaps in kindergarten readiness between children in low-income households and children in nonlow-income households.