Our Team

Carlos Mariani Rosa

Executive Director

Carlos Mariani Rosa is a distinguished leader in the nonprofit and public sector. Under his tenure, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership has increasingly strengthened its voice as a statewide authority on students of color in Minnesota.

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Jennifer Godinez

MnEEP Associate Director

Jennifer works in partnership with Minnesota communities to build Race Equity Plans and advance policies and practices that promote culturally responsive classrooms and encourage student success.

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Yvette Massey

Administrative Manager

Yvette L. Massey is Administrative Manager at Minnesota Education Equity Partnership. Yvette holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts. Yvette brings in over 20 years of Administration experience to the organization. Yvette is Gold certified in Hospitality Management, member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Rose Chu

MnEEP Senior Policy Fellow

Dr. Rose Wan-Mui Chu is a Senior Policy Fellow for MnEEP, leading efforts to advance the TeachMN2020 Campaign as part of the BBG3 where “Minnesota educators reflect student demographics.” She has an enduring involvement with underrepresented communities of color and a passion for social justice.

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Jon Peterson

Program Consultant

Leiataua Dr. Jon Peterson is a Native and Indigenous educator who is working with MnEEP as a consultant to provide ongoing coordination, support, and leadership to the EML Network and the Joyce Foundation Grant Project.

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Dr. Lanise Block

School Climate Consultant

Dr. Lanise Block is a consultant and the Founder & Executive Director of the Digital Empowerment Academy and Founding Principal for Sankore Consulting. Dr. Block has varied experience in the education sector. She has worked as a: Social Studies teacher, Content Lead K-12: Social Studies, Technology Integration Specialist and Strategic Project Administrator with Minneapolis Public Schools.

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Gabriella Cinquini

Communications Project Coordinator

Gabriella is MnEEP’s first VISTA hire through Minnesota Alliance With Youth AmeriCorps VISTA program.  Gabriella has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics & Philosophy from University of California Santa Cruz and contributes to MnEEP as a Communications Project Coordinator. 

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