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. 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. Unlike other board members, Seija’s rap sheet to date only includes arrests for peace protests, but she’s ready to branch out if those means become necessary.
In her professional life, Seija is the Executive Vice President of Curriculum at Imagine Learning. 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.