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Research, Policy, and Advocacy: A Conversation about Education Equity in California


Feb 25, 2021 03:01 PM

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Mayra A. Lara
Associate Director of Educator Engagement @Education Trust-West
Dr. Mayra A. Lara began her career in education as an English teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. As the Associate Director of Educator Engagement, Mayra works closely with County Offices of Education, school district leadership and schools, helping shape meaningful policies and practices which will have lasting, positive impacts on students. This specific area of her work marries personal experience with a professional passion embedded in a desire to see young people having a humanizing educational experience. Mayra holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education from California State University Long Beach. Mayra also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University where her research focused on young women of color’s experiences as they navigated the sexual politics of education.