Andrea Aguilera received her Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She graduated cum laude in three and a half years from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in communication studies. She is interested in education reform, particularly in the context of immigrant students and outside social influences on classroom learning. Andrea’s experience as a teacher with Teach for America, teaching middle school students in Denver, sparked her interest in education policy. Prior to graduate school, Andrea managed the recruitment team for KIPP Houston Public Schools. In Austin, she took an elective course in crisis management to enhance her policy formation and implementation skills at the federal level, and to continue to develop her statistical data analysis skills.
Andrea undertook her 2017 Policy Apprenticeship at The College Board.
Policy Interests: Education Policy, School Improvement and Redesign, Curriculum for Second Language Learners, Educational Organization and Social Inequality, Immigration Reform