Why I GO
As an adult who grew up poor but got lucky to go to some great public schools early on, I want others to have the same opportunity I had. As a former teacher, I want teachers to have sustainable jobs that they can stay in for many years. As a parent, I want all of our children to have access to education that helps them become thoughtful, kind, and productive community members.
Jose Quintana

Jose Quintana

Manager of Finance and Operations

Jose was born and raised in East Los Angeles and went to Loyola Marymount University where he studied Business Administration. He is the son of immigrant Mexican parents and the middle child of seven (five sisters!).

His finance experience includes budgeting, forecasting, accounting, financial planning/analysis, long-range plans and operations in the film entertainment industry. Over the past 10 years, has supported theatrical and in-home movie releases at Paramount Pictures, NBCUniversal, Focus Features, Fox and Disney.

In his free time, Jose likes to ride his bike, go camping, and watch TV. His favorite shows are The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Ancient Aliens, The League, It’s Always Sunny among others.

He is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at Pepperdine University studying Clinical Psychology.

The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.



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