Class of 2019

Welcome to the Class of 2019!

2019 Portland Class

Our Leadership Discovery programs launched last month with lots of energy, curiosity and self-reflection from the 50 participants.   At kick-off they shared personal stories, took part in team-building activities (Wiggle!), explored their own core values and family histories and had the opportunity to hear insights from many EDI alums.  They are already well on their way to leading at their Authentic Best and we are excited to see how this journey unfolds over the next 6 months.


2019 Puget Sound Class

This class represents 16 companies, over 20 ethnicities and includes some legacy participants (their parents were EDI alums). Check out who is in this year’s class. Thank you to our entire EDI community for referring applicants, spreading the word about our programs and ensuring we have full classes!


And a special shout out to all of our ALUMNI who contributed to this kick-off experience and played an integral role in building the foundation for the 2019 Discovery classes.  We couldn’t do any of this without you. 

The Puget Sound Class’ EDI alum volunteers May de los Reyes, Masa Lapilio, & Linda Sok gather together for their own picture while the 2019 class is taking their class photos.

 Colleen Yamaguchi ’94

May de los Reyes ‘13

Poe Wongpa ‘15

Gerald Giacchi ‘16

Melinda Pizarro ‘16

Jeff Racicot ‘16

Linda Sok ‘16

Masa Lapilio ‘17

Lynda Racicot ‘17

Ed Aguon ‘18

Mason Tabata ‘18

EDI alums Melinda Pizarro, Gerald Giacchi, & Jeffrey Racicot share stories about their own growth, development, challenges, and words of advice to the 2019 Portland class to get the most out of their EDI leadership journey experience.