Inna Effress
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Inna is a former speechwriter who emigrated from Ukraine as a child. She has worked in Sacramento as a writer for California Governor Schwarzenegger, and most recently as a fiction writer, Inna has been invited to read her work at literary events in LA and NYC arts venues. At Wise School, where Inna is also a parent, she developed and taught an advanced creative writing program to groups of students in the fifth and sixth grades. In March 2018, Inna went through training along with her kids to become involved with an excellent organization, School on Wheels. Every weekend, the family travels to shelters and libraries around Los Angeles, and they each tutor homeless students who are registered with the program.