Seija was on the Board of Pride of Monterey County where she helped organize a range of events for the LGBTQ community in the small, central-coast towns of Monterey, Salinas, and Carmel California. Having come out while living in San Francisco in the early 90s, Seija knew she enjoyed the welcome of that unique and secure community surrounding her. Knowing how spoiled she was, Seija sees her recent relocation to Utah as an incredible opportunity to foster a celebration of diversity across the state. In her professional life, Seija is the Chief Academic Officer at Ellevation Education. She’s the executive liaison for the company’s D&I team. In her twenty-five year career in K-12 educational publishing, Seija has worked with a variety of teams to develop online, print, and software programs for teachers and K-12 students.