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Ana Jarquin L’21

As a former ESL student, Ana understands the importance of investing students and families in the learning process and now seeks to expand educational opportunities for children in low-income communities like her own. Ana is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University, where she studied Political Science and Spanish. While in college, Ana completed an honors thesis analyzing the potential for gains by the Democratic party and the impact of the Latinx electorate in the state of Texas. Additionally, she committed herself to building her understanding of our systems of government as a Congressional Intern and also served as a research intern for The Center for Independence in Politics.

Her commitment to education led her to join Teach For America-New Jersey after graduation. Ana ultimately spent six years working as a classroom teacher and instructional coach for new educators. During this time, she co-founded a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Fellowship for educators in northern New Jersey wanting to expand their practice to foster an inclusive and affirming environment for children in high-needs schools.

After law school, Ana plans to work in the public sector to support education reform.