PSP welcomes Walter Garcia to the Board of Trustees

April 20, 2017 in Alumni, Board by Dikla Tuchman

We are excited to welcome three new board members to our Partnership Scholars Program community: Brian Ishida, Sara Potter, and Walter Garcia. Brian has a background in finance and joins the Board hoping to provide advice and guidance on the financial health of the organization. Sara and Walter are the first of PSP’s alumni to join the Board of Trustees and both look forward to being able to give back to the organization. PSP is excited about this addition to our leadership and vision as we continue to advance our mission of providing academic and cultural enrichment to help our scholars succeed! 

Walter Garcia

PSP alumnus Walter Garcia graduated from the program back in 2010. He feels strongly about giving back to a program that he says provided him with some extraordinary, life changing experiences. “It’s important to me to look beyond myself,” says Walter. “The way I can continue doing good and being good is to help others. I would not be where I am right now without others seeing my potential.”

Walter graduated from Brown University in 2014 with his BA in Political Science and immediately went on to work in politics in Washington DC. In the three years since graduating college, Walter has had the opportunity to work with several political campaigns, the Democratic National Committee, and recently accepted the position of Press Secretary for newly elected California State Attorney General, Xavier Becerra.

This will be Walter’s first experience serving on a nonprofit board and he is very excited at the opportunity. During his time serving on the board, Walter looks forward to ensuring that the alumni perspective is alive and well. “I am not too far removed from the experience of being in the program,” says Walter. “I remember very vividly the experience that I had, and I want to make sure that point of view is always a part of the conversation.” He is also looking forward to raising the program’s profile and outreach. “The program is not too well known, but has done so much for so many people,” says Walter. He hopes to help the organization get more exposure and share its success with the world.

Walter grew up in Los Angeles and now resides in Sacramento. He enjoys playing soccer and traveling. During his time in PSP, he was able to travel widely, and he looks forward to doing more traveling in the near future.