Diego Arambula

Vice Chair of the Board (2024- )
Member, Board of Trustees (2020-2028)​
The California State University

Diego Arambula

Diego Arambula is a Partner with Transcend, working with teachers, principals and Superintendents across the country to explore how to best reimagine learning environments to prepare all children to thrive.  Prior to joining Transcend in the fall of 2018, Diego Arambula spent nearly 15 years working to build, lead, and unlock demand for innovative public schools.

Diego began his work in public education in 2005 at Summit Public Schools, a leading network of charter public schools headquartered in Redwood City.  At Summit, Diego was a classroom teacher, a founding principal and the Chief Growth & Innovation Officer.  Through his ten years as a team member Diego supported Summit's move toward personalization and a refined and scalable school model.  

Diego has also served as the founder and Executive Director of GO Public Schools Fresno, an education advocacy non-profit focused on unlocking demand for radically re-envisioned school models in his hometown of Fresno, CA.  Under his leadership, GO Fresno advocated for transformational change in Fresno Unified through their Choosing Our Future report.

He began his career in politics, serving as the Communications Director for U.S. Representative Cal Dooley after serving as his Deputy Campaign Manager.  Diego received his A.B. in government from Harvard University and a Master's in Education from Stanford University.  He serves on numerous boards, including the Central Valley Community Foundation. Diego lives in Fresno with his wife, Chandelle, and their two school-aged daughters.