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Eva Jimenez currently serves as a full-time Business instructor and as the Executive Director of SHIELD. She began her journey at Shasta College as a Business instructor 22 years ago in 2002 where she delivered courses in Business Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and other business-related topics. In 2010, she was promoted as Dean over numerous Career Technical Education programs, including Business.

She transitioned to Economic & Workforce Development in 2015 where she served as the Associate Vice President, then as the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President up until January 2023. At EWD, she supervised several grant managers and was responsible for the outcomes of numerous grants totaling close to $45 million. Many of these grants involve partnerships with K-12 education and community-industry agencies.

In terms of community work, she has served as a member of the Redding Rotary Executive Board and Dignity Health North State Advisory Board and most recently named Chair of The McConnell Foundation Board. She also served as President of the California Community College Association for Occupational Education and on their board for 10 years.

Her most accomplished work at Shasta College has been as founder of the STEP-UP program, a restorative justice program which started in 2012. Since then, the program has served hundreds of students and received numerous awards and recognitions across the state. Most recently she represents, serving as the Executive Director, Shasta College in the creation of SHIELD, a partnership of public safety agencies in our region.

On the weekends she enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family. She is a wife and a proud mother of two beautiful young ladies. Her most accomplished personal success story has been beating breast cancer in 2018!