Under the direction of Dr. Zachary Green, a core faculty of academics and professional coaches offers a wealth of expertise in leadership studies and community change to our Urban Leadership Fellows Program at USD. Together and individually, they work closely with the RISE Fellows as they learn and grow under the program’s adaptive leadership approach.

ZACHARY GABRIEL GREEN, PhD
FACULTY
Zachary is a professor of practice in leadership studies at the University of San Diego and the lead faculty for the RISE Urban Leadership Fellows Program.
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MACEDONIO ARTEAGA
FACULTY
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MEENAKSHI CHAKRAVERTI, PhD
FACULTY
Meenakshi has taught at UC San Diego and Princeton and has considerable experience with economic research, grassroots community work, ethnographic research, business entrepreneurship, dialogue training and facilitation, and strategic program development.
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JOSÉ CRUZ
FACULTY
José is the executive director of Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI), a college-prep, out-of-school-time program for disadvantaged youth.
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AZADEH DAVARI
FACULTY
Azadeh has spent over a decade in food, nutrition, and public health leadership capacity building and has designed and conducted several leadership programs in Iran, the Middle East, and Europe.
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LEAH GOODWIN
FACULTY
Leah has a diverse background that includes small business development, fundraising, and marketing and communications in the areas of cultural, community, and public relations.
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CARLOS R. NELSON, PhD
FACULTY
Carlos is a senior clinical psychologist with the County of San Diego’s Juvenile Forensic Services STAT Team.
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