Sbeydeh joins Public Advocates as its founding Director of Higher Education.
Her professional expertise is in collective impact P-16 policy and advocacy, equity-focused program development, and strategic communications. Her professional experience includes various leadership positions in the public and non-profit sectors most recently serving as Director of Government & Community Relations at 10,000 Degrees focusing on higher education policy and advocacy. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Berkeley Mayor’s Office, Communications Director for the City of San Leandro and as Chief of Staff at Goodwill Industries.
She serves as Chair of San Leandro’s Library-Historical Commission, represents the East Bay on KQED’s Community Advisory Board and serves as Membership Chair for UC Berkeley’s Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association. She is a founding member and current Vice Chair of the East Bay Women’s Political Alliance. Sbeydeh recently completed her 5 year tenure as President of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, where she led the creation of a scholarship endowment for community college students in Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda.
Originally from Mexicali, Baja California Mexico, she relocated to the East Bay to pursue higher education. Sbeydeh enjoys traveling, making fish tacos, puzzles and spending time with her spouse and two dogs.
Sbeydeh is a proud community college transfer student from Chabot College in Hayward. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Rhetoric and Ethnic Studies. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from San Francisco State University.