Christina Pate is a Senior Program Associate on WestEd’s Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities team, directing Safe and Supportive Learning Environments and professional learning projects for Oregon and Maryland’s Departments of Education.

Pate collaborates to design innovative strategies and inclusive workplaces, focusing on human-centered leadership, engagement, and belonging. She partners with leaders to build high-performing, healthy teams through strategic planning, learning and development, and systems thinking.

With over twenty years of experience, Pate’s expertise includes social-emotional development, mental health, leadership, change management, and organizational culture. She has held various leadership roles, including Deputy Director of the Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety and Director of the Equity Accelerator.

Pate holds an MEd in Counseling and a PhD in Psychology. She completed a clinical postdoctoral residency at the University of Missouri and was a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.