Marcela joined the Raise Your Hand Texas team in July of 2016. As a child growing up in one of Austin’s most underserved communities, Marcela questioned inequality in education. Today she is dedicated to making a positive impact in underserved populations through her ability to forge strong relationships, and her commitment to ensuring every child in Texas has the opportunity to succeed.
Most recently, Marcela served as the Founding Operations Manager supporting the opening of four charter schools under the KIPP National network in Austin. In that role, she exercised her passion for building a family’s capacity to be strong partners in navigating their child’s educational journey. Marcela also taught 3rd and 4th grade at Colegio Ingles, a school in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, that offers a bilingual program for students learning English.
Marcela has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Saint Edward’s University and a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
A mind, once expanded by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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