About Brigitte 'Webjefa' Davila
At SF State Since:
Davila is an outspoken advocate for accessible quality public education at the local, state and national level. As a first generation Latina student, she benefited from access to UC Berkeley for both her B.A. degree in Rhetoric and J.D. degree in Law. She has taught U.S. government & policy classes for over 25 years in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Davila also pioneered the systemic implementation of a Community Service Learning platform across the Latina/o Studies Department institutionalizing the work of the community with the academy. She has used her membership in the California Faculty Association to advance diversity and equity among faculty.
While advocating in the academic arena is important, Davila furthered her efforts by lobbying in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Further, she holds an elected citywide seat on the San Francisco City College Board. Community Colleges have the highest numbers of students of color and are striving to deliver more equitable access to higher education. From this platform, she creates policies designed to increase graduation rates and provide more support for first-generation students.