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/FOUNDER
DR. FELIZA ORTIZ-LICON, CHIEF POLICY AND ADVOCACY OFFICER
ADRIANA SOLIS-LOPEZ, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
ERICA ROMERO, VP of Education Policy and Advocacy
ARMANDO X. ORDUÑA, Ed.D., INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HOUSTON
JESSICA HUIZENGA, INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MASSACHUSETTS
R.D. LEYVA, CHIEF OF STAFF
SAMANTHA ADER, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION EFFECTIVENESS
ELVIS JOCOL LARA, MANAGING DIRECTOR, NATIONAL MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
DAVID HENRY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
RICK RODRIGUEZ, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND ALUMNI
SANDRA ROGRIGUEZ, ADVOCACY DIRECTOR, GREATER HOUSTON
MANNY CRUZ, MASSACHUSETTS ADVOCACY DIRECTOR
CARLA RIVERA-CRUZ, DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI AND NETWORK ENGAGEMENT
ELVIRA SALAZAR, DIRECTOR OF ONLINE LEARNING & TECHNOLOGY
SANDRA NUÑEZ, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS
RAFAEL REYES ORONA, MANAGER OF OPERATIONS
DOMINIQUE DIGGS, MANAGER OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE
TATIANA ACOSTA, MANAGER OF DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS AND ANALYTICS
CIRO VALIENTE, MANAGER OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
CLAUDIA RUIZ, MANAGER, PROGRAM OPERATIONS
VICTORIA TORRES, ADVOCACY ORGANIZER, MASSACHUSETTS
KATIE CASTER, MANAGER OF CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION
MARA GILYARD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZER FOR GREATER HOUSTON
NAKISHA ATTAR, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Board of directors

TINA FERNÁNDEZ

Executive Director, Achieve Atlanta

Frances Messano

President, New Schools Venture Fund

LANDON MASCAREÑAZ

Vice president of community partnership, the Colorado education initiative

Karen Maldonado

Director of education reform, Financial oversight & Management board for Puerto rico

SUSAN VALVERDE

CHIEF OF Operations, Sylvan Learning

Margarita Florez Vasconcelos

strategic advisor, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Maria Orozco

partner, The Bridgespan Group

Manny Rivera

principal, RALLY

SENIOR Facilitator, Public Narrative

Nancy Gutierrez

President and CEO, The leadership academy

Karen Maldonado

Director of education reform, Financial oversight & Management board for Puerto rico

Katiusca Moreno

Vice President of Internal Learning & Innovation, Teach For America

Latinos

FOR

Education

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