Our Staff

Allison Ohle

Executive Director

A passionate advocate for equity and a pragmatic leader, Allison is a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. It was her earlier work as a Teach for America corps member in New York City’s public schools and a founding teacher at KIPP Bridge College Prep in Oakland, CA that led Allison to graduate study: frustrated by the limited impact of one school, she set out to learn how to think about the success and scalability of thriving systems. 


Allison’s work is rooted in the recognition that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. She leads with authenticity and seeks practical solutions to one of our most challenging problems: ensuring that high quality opportunities are available to all communities. Formerly a Senior Leader at High Tech High and the Founding Executive Director of KIPP San Diego, Allison has broad experience driving strategy, designing systems, and building teams. Allison’s role at DEEP is to build on the success and strength of the organization’s last 10 years to deepen the impact of the research-based theory of change that drives that work.  Never afraid of hard decisions or discomfort, she seeks to build frameworks and adjust mindsets so that public education and democracy can deliver on its promise.

Rhianna Basore

Director of Operations and Outreach

Claudia Ceniceros

Executive Administrator

Isaac Santillan

Family Engagement Partner

Suleyma Guzman

Family Engagement Partner

Josephine Servin

Family Engagement Partner