Rosa L. Armendáriz is the Interim Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Los Medanos College (LMC), one of the three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, in Pittsburg, California. Her career has focused on improving educational opportunities for students and on social and racial justice issues in California by working in private philanthropy, non-profits and colleges/universities. Rosa previously served in several leadership roles, including Dean of Student Equity and Engagement at Diablo Valley College, faculty member in Education at LMC, and Director for two Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grants at LMC from 2006-2016. She also served on the Higher Education team at The James Irvine Foundation and as the Executive Director of the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) in Oakland. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), the United Latino Voices of Contra Costa County, and GANAS Community Organization. She is a graduate of Stanford University.