L4E-LBF 2019-Fellows Group Photo

Front (Left to Right): Paula Garcia, Stephanie Fernandez, Andrea Wolfe, Andres Tejeda Soto
Back (Left to Right): Walter Rodriguez, Luz Carrasquillo-Frazier, Juan Mejia, Marion Davis, Natalia Hilton
Not Pictured: Emily Rivera

Boston, MA, January 23rd, 2019 — Latinos for Education announced ten leaders were selected to join its Latino Board Fellowship in Boston, an innovative initiative that helps diversify the city’s educational leadership network.

Created by Latinos for Education, the Latino Board Fellowship identifies, trains and places exceptional Latino leaders from across sectors onto governing boards of schools and educational nonprofit organizations across the region.

“Latino leaders should be at the forefront of ensuring all students receive an equitable education,” said Amanda Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Latinos for Education. “With the rapidly growing Latino student population across Massachusetts, our board fellowship ensures experienced Latino leaders are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to shape the education landscape.”

Fellows participate in comprehensive training and a rigorous cultivation process through Latinos for Education, which matches each Fellow with a fitting local organization’s governing Board of Directors. They also complete seminars featuring thought-provoking readings and discussions about the state of Latino education, nonprofit governance, and diversity and inclusion.

Over the past two years, Latinos for Education has worked with education organizations across Boston committed to increasing the Latino representation within senior-leadership roles in education. By placing Fellows on their board of directors, “we are cultivating a network of Latino leaders whose influence and decision-making impact Latino students across the Greater Boston area,” said Fernandez.

This year’s cohort is remarkably diverse. Fellows come from a wide range of sectors from corporate talent management to healthcare and represent seven Latino ethnic backgrounds. The 2019 cohort of the Latino Board Fellowship includes:

  • Luz Carrasquillo-Frazier, Vice President, Group Head of Talent and Inclusion and Diversity, National Grid
  • Marion Davis, Communications Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • Stephanie Fernandez, Assistant Dean, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Paula Garcia, Global Society Program and Partnership Manager, Wolters Kluwer
  • Natalia Hilton, Director of Chapter Operations, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
  • Juan Mejia, Senior Engineer of Engine Operability and Performance, GE Aviation
  • Emily Rivera, Senior Project Manager, Liberty Mutual
  • Walter Rodriguez, Attorney, Locke Lord LLP
  • Andres Tejeda Soto, Senior Programmer / Business Analyst, Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Andrea Wolfe, Managing Director, Mass Insight Education

To access bios and photos of the 2019 Latino Board Fellows, click here.

About Latinos for Education: The mission of Latinos for Education is to develop, place and connect essential Latino leaders in the education sector. The organization is mobilizing a network of skilled education leaders to ensure the voice of students and families is not only heard but factored into decision-making in schools, communities and education institutions throughout the U.S. Learn more at: