Christina M. Kishimoto

  • Professor of Clinical Education

Research Concentration

  • K-12 Education Policy


EdD, Columbia University, Teachers College

MPA, University of Connecticut, School of Public Affairs

BA, Barnard College, Columbia University


  • Education Policy • Governance • Leadership • Gender and Racial Equity Policies
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Christina M. Kishimoto

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Christina M. Kishimoto is the founder and CEO of Voice4Equity LLC and a professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education. A native of the South Bronx in New York City, she is a bold advocate for social justice and a national leader on education policy and equity matters. Prior to founding Voice4Equity, Christina led education systems in Hartford, Connecticut; Gilbert, Arizona; and most recently as the state superintendent of education for the state of Hawaii. She has served on a number of boards including the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents where she served as president, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and she is a national Chief for Change.