Amalia Chamorro is the Director of Education Policy focusing on early- and K-12 education at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza). In this role, Amalia provides strategic direction and manages activities for the education policy team. Her work focuses on closing achievement gaps and advancing equity for Latino students and English learners at both the federal and state levels (focusing on Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas).
At UnidosUS, Ms. Chamorro is responsible for identifying promising education policy innovations, conducting and publishing policy research, and carrying out legislative advocacy. Amalia brings over 15 years of public policy and advocacy experience at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining UnidosUS in November 2018, Amalia was Vice President of Public Policy at United Way Bay Area, where she launched the organization’s policy and advocacy initiative to cut poverty.
Ms. Chamorro holds a Juris Doctor from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in political science/international relations from UCLA. A former English learner and daughter of two public school teachers, Amalia hails from Lima, Peru.