Eryn Jones is a proud Los Angeles native. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in African American Studies. During this time, she discovered her passion for teaching culturally relevant pedagogy and how it could help students understand their lived cultural experiences in the classroom. Eryn also holds a Master of Arts degree from UCLA in African American Studies. Eryn developed a passion for education and college access during her collegiate career by being a Ronald E. McNair research scholar. During this time, she completed research projects on how vital a sense of community is for improving retention rates amongst Black and Brown students at Predominantly white Institutions. Eryn has also lectured in the African American studies department at Cal State Fullerton and noticed not many Black and Brown students enrolled in her courses. Having experience working in college access and a social justice background, Eryn is highly dedicated to mending the education gap and helping current high school students become competitively eligible for four-year colleges and universities. She is excited to fulfill the Academic and College Success Coordinator role and help SCYEA youth achieve their academic goals and endeavors.
Fun fact: Eryn played competitive tennis for 10 years