Sharaya Tindal Wiesendanger is the Program Coordinator for the President’s Office.  Prior to joining ACLS, she supported the College Now® program in the Professional Education and Workplace Learning Department of the CUNY School of Professional Studies.  In addition to her work at ACLS, Sharaya is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, completing her dissertation that is focused on the activism, community organizing and political career of African American women from the West side of Chicago during the Long Civil Rights Movement.  Sharaya earned an MA in Social Justice from Loyola University of Chicago.