Zoë is the visionary convener and facilitator of the Southcoast Coalition for Early Childhood Education, a robust network of cross-sector regional executive leaders and sector-based gatekeepers seeking to increase kindergarten readiness through collective impact. Through this coalition, Zoë initiated the adoption of The Basics Southcoast and currently leads the regional implementation strategy and movement.
Computational Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories
Sidafa Conde moved to New Bedford, MA from Guinea, West Africa, at 11 years old not knowing a word of English. Since then, he’s obtained his dual Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics and Accounting at Umass Dartmouth in 2012 before continuing on to defend his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science, focused in Computational Science and Engineering in 2017. Dr. Conde is now Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Computational Mathematics Department at Sandia National Lab.