About  Dr. LaWana Richmond

Educator at Heart

Although born in the midwestern United States, most of my childhood was spent in San Diego with the bulk of my education being at public schools in the San Diego Unified School District and local public colleges and universities. 

Education has made all the difference for me in my journey.


I am running for this position because I think I can help.

I'd like to see more children look forward to being at school and feeling like it is a place they can succeed.  

My academic background includes degrees in Marketing, Operations Management, Information Systems, and Educational Leadership. I have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, PMI Project Management Professional and ProSci change management certifications. I have also been trained in Shingo Lean which focuses on building and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement.  My dissertation focus was on employee engagement within the context of strategic planning, collaboration, and innovation. 

Professionally, I have worked for the past 14 years at the University of California, San Diego where my responsibilities have ranged from extramural funds management to business systems analysis with a current focus on organizational development. 

Shortly after completing my doctorate in 2015, I began teaching doctoral students and eventually undergraduate students at UCSD.