Cody Konno is the Program Coordinator for the California Education Learning Lab. Beginning in 2013, he served as the Administrative Program Coordinator of the Institute for STEM Education at California State University, East Bay. In this role, he coordinated academic, financial, and professional support programs, servicing students of all ages throughout the Bay Area. Prior to that, Cody began his career in direct community support in 2011 by supporting the business and contracts development of the Hayward Eden Youth and Family Center which provided employment and professional development opportunities to youth in historically underserved communities. Cody is currently completing his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at California State University, Bakersfield and is a proud product of the California Community Colleges system having obtained an associate’s degree from Chabot College. His educational aspirations are grounded in supporting the intersectional analysis of diverse communication cultures and the influence of interpersonal relationships on greater societal culture.