Mission

Our mission is to develop, place and connect essential Latino leaders in the education sector. We are building an ecosystem of Latino advocates by infusing Latino talent into positions of influence.

We believe that Latino leaders should be at the forefront of creating an equitable education for Latino students. Latinos for Education prepares nuestra comunidad to break down barriers to educational opportunity for the next generation of Latino students.

What We BELIEVE

We believe that education provides opportunities for students to decide their destiny.

Our Team

AMANDA FERNÁNDEZ, CEO/CO-FOUNDER
DANIEL VELASCO, CHIEF GROWTH AND IMPACT OFFICER
R.D. LEYVA, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
LORENA LOPERA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MASSACHUSETTS
ANDY CANALES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HOUSTON
JOHANA MURIEL GRAJALES, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL STRATEGY AND INNOVATION
SAMANTHA ADER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
SYLVIA ZELAYA, MANAGER OF GREATER BOSTON
RICK RODRIGUEZ, MANAGER OF GREATER HOUSTON

Board of directors

JOANN GAMA

Superintendent, IDEA Public Schools

SUSAN VALVERDE

Vice President of Franchisee Operations, Sylvan Learning

TINA FERNÁNDEZ

Executive Director, Achieve Atlanta

Frances Messano

Managing Partner, New Schools Venture Fund

LANDON MASCAREÑAZ

Senior Partner of Advocacy & Alliances, A+ Colorado

ADVISORY Board

veronica palmer

Co-founder/CEO, RISE Colorado

tom castro

CEO, El Dorado Capital

SENIOR Facilitator, Public Narrative

Nancy Gutierrez

President and CEO, Nyc leadership academy

Karen Maldonado

Regional Mentor, Puerto Rico Education Foundation

Katiusca Moreno

Vice President of Internal Learning & Innovation, Teach For America

Latinos

FOR

Education

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