Roxanne Garza, Senior Policy Advisor for the Education Policy Project at UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza). In this capacity, Garza provides policy strategy recommendations for Latino students around K-12 and higher education. Her recent work has focused on the reauthorization of HEA, the implementation of ESSA, and the implications of the CARES Act on Latino students.
Prior to joining UnidosUS, Garza was a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She was a member of the PreK–12 team, where she provided research and analysis on policies and practices. Prior to that, Garza worked at Citizen Schools as the deputy director of public policy, where she combined policy analysis with direct advocacy for expanded learning time, national service, and STEM education. Roxanne has worked on higher education and workforce policy at the Center for Public Policy reports, including “Latinx Success Is American Success” (2020), Promoting Teacher Diversity by Strengthening Latinx Teacher Pathways (2019) and Guiding Principals: State Efforts to Bolster Instructional Leadership (2018).
Ms. Garza holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, also from the University of Texas at Austin.