Sandra Pimentel graduated from UMASS Boston with a BA in Management of Human Services and from Lynn Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN). She has worked over the years to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and adults and to address the problem of racism. Her career has been eclectic; relevant experience includes: Project manager of an outreach and research project for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/ Boston City Hospital at the McCormack middle school in Boston; she was co- founder of the “Melting Pot,” an organization that contributed to the City of Albion, Michigan, becoming America’s “All America City” for the year of 1973. In later years as the Director of Human Services for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office she implemented the Alliance Against Racism and Violence, a program that ultimately brought her awards from the US Department of the Interior for creative programming and also from the State of California for her work in high schools to empower young people to combat the issue of racism. Over the last forty years she has served on multiple nonprofit boards of directors and she currently serves on the MV Community Services and MV Diversity Coalition boards on the Island.