Dr. Rebecca Pianta is a champion for equity and a passionate advocate for the school counseling profession. With 16 years of experience in education, she has been a school counselor at all levels, district lead counselor, administrator, and adjunct professor. As Coordinator of Counseling and Student Support in her former District, Dr. Pianta oversaw the District-wide comprehensive school counseling program, and served on the District Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Team that developed the District Cultural Proficiency Strategic Plan. Due to her diligent leadership, ten schools earned the Recognized American School Counselors Association (ASCA) Model Program (RAMP) designation. In 2019, she was recognized as California and Orange County School Counselor Advocate of the Year. Currently, Dr. Pianta is the Coordinator of College and Career Readiness at Santa Ana Unified School District, and Adjunct Professor at Concordia University. She is also a ASCA Lead RAMP Reviewer, and serves on the California Association of School Counselors Board of Directors, and ASCA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.