People & Culture Associate
Janel Lloyd (she/her/hers) joins The Education Trust–West as the Operations Associate, with a background in operations, finance, client services, and sourcing/recruiting. Prior to her current role, Janel worked at a global expert network firm, focused on sourcing and recruiting subject matter experts to meet client requests. Previously, Janel worked as an Operations Associate supporting corporate operations through the Finance, People Operations, Marketing, and DEI teams at a staffing and recruiting firm.
Janel is passionate about dismantling systems of oppression and creating equitable growth within organizations. She brings experience as a DEI task force member and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of an Employee Resource Group for the LGBTQ+ community. Janel believes in first centering each individual’s personhood and then transforming the organizational structure, operational processes, and culture to foster equitable opportunities within the organization and in the community it serves.
Originally from Sacramento, CA, Janel is a proud queer person of color with a B.A. in Black Studies and a Minor in English from CSU East Bay.