Folasadé Obisanya

Job title: 
Silicon Valley Regional Director
CEP Program: 

Sadé is no stranger to UC Berkeley nor CEP. She began her educational career here in February 2017 with the Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science program as the Math Science Program Coordinator. She truly found her passion working with students from similar backgrounds and intersections to her, underrepresented, low-income and first generation. From making great strides of service and advocacy, Sadé then stepped in to become the Regional Manager for Destination College Advising Corps, supporting the East Bay charter schools. She then suddenly transitioned to the College Board as an Associate Director but was short lived as she missed her CEP community and culture. Sadé is now back serving as our Regional Director for the Silicon Valley and there isn’t anywhere else she’d rather be. Prior to her work, Sadé’s humble beginnings started back in the north side of Stockton, CA growing up in poverty with 4 brothers and 1 sister. Graduating in the top 3% of her high school class, Sadé took her brains and beauty to San Jose State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Communications. One of her biggest highlights and assets from her undergraduate experience is becoming a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After some deep soul searching, Sadé wanted a better way to give back to her community and young people like her so she decided to go back and get her Master’s of Arts in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. Sadé says her biggest inspiration is her growing family which is made up of her husband, Kay, her toddler son, Korede, and her little one on the way, Kitan.