Dr. Michael Olguín, Executive Director
Michael Olguín joined Tucson Youth Development in 2017 as the Academic Interventionist for ACE and YouthWorks Charter High Schools, quickly advancing to the roles of College and Career Readiness Advisor and later, Interim Principal.
In 2019 he was named Principal of YouthWorks and served in that capacity until being named Executive Director in January 2021. It is the honor of his professional career to work for and with TYD. During his tenure as ED, he has placed an emphasis on upgrading the facilities for staff and youth while also ensuring the organization operates in a fiscally-conservative manner.
Prior to his time with TYD, Dr. Olguín spent 14 years as a Teacher and Academic Interventionist with the Sunnyside Unified School District, with the majority of these years spent in alternative education at STAR Academic Center (now Star Academic High School).
As a high school senior, his first employment opportunity occurred through TYD's youth programs. Dr. Olguín holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Secondary Education (History) and Religious Studies, a Master of Science in Mexican American and Raza Studies, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Teacher Education, all from the University of Arizona. Dr. Olguín's dissertation, Discussing Nuance: Teacher Phenotype and US-Born Mexican Origin Youth, explores how US-Born Mexican Origin/Chicanx/Latinx youth perceive teacher phenotype.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jose Arias, President
Julie Kudrna, Vice President
Karly Meza, Treasurer
Marissa Amezcua, Secretary
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Dr. Michael Olguin with an ACE graduate