Benoni Pantoja has over twenty years of experience in empowering youth, leadership development, and community engagement. He has been a teacher, a coach, Youth Director, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Vice President of Schools. He holds a master’s degree in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University, a California teaching credential, a California administrative services credential, and is bilingual cross-cultural language and academic development certified.

He believes that purpose-driven education is a significant contributor to equity, inclusion and opportunities for all. Benoni loves to serve the community as an innovator, connector, and collaborator. He received his bachelor’s degree in United States history with a double minor in Spanish literature and ethnic studies from the University of California, San Diego. He is an avid learner and currently studying business leadership, management, and marketing.

One of Benoni’s passion projects is his podcast Humanity Tribe. You can hear him interview individuals and organizations that are making a positive contribution to humanity on his website.