Anne Kingsley has been an educator for over twenty years. She began her teaching career at a non-profit in New York City that helped students coming out of the juvenile justice system receive an education, find employment, and connect to a supportive community. It also served as an alternative-to-incarceration organization to help students get back on their feet. This work was foundational in her belief that everyone deserves access to education and support. Anne continued as an educator at the college level as she pursued her PhD in Literature and Women's studies. Following her PhD, she was inspired to take a full-time teaching position at Diablo Valley College, a community college in Pleasant Hill, CA. While teaching, she began coordinating the Distance Education Program at Diablo Valley College. Anne loves seeing how the digital can enhance and empower students' educational lives. Over the last few years, she helped build the Contra Costa Community College Institute for Online Teaching where she trains instructors across the district in online teaching practices based on equity, inclusion, and accessibility. She is expanding her work into digital literacy and other educational initiatives that help get communities and students stronger access to and understanding of technology. She is excited about her time on Aurum's board and looks forward to supporting the school's student and community-focused goals.