Salina is a lifelong learner who has always been enthusiastic about literacy and community engagement. Prior to joining the Partnerships Team at Springboard in May of 2021, she worked for her local Girl Scout council in Philanthropy before ultimately transitioning to a Data Systems and Evaluation Manager role where she managed council-wide data and systems projects. She is a self-proclaimed data nerd and a passionate poet pursuing a B.A. in Creative Writing. She credits her favorite childhood book, Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen, with her love of color and her imaginative spirit.