Tania Valencia is a policy analyst focusing on K-12 education at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza). Her work focuses on achieving educational equity for Latino and English Learner students in K-12 schools. In this capacity, Tania produces policy documents on the impact of state and federal legislation on Latinos, aiming to eliminate educational disparities. She also communicates UnidosUS’ position and recommended policy changes to Affiliates and other stakeholders.
Ms. Valencia’s work has been featured in UnidosUS’s Progress Report: “Could a Bill for Full-Day Pre-K in Texas Benefit Latinos, English Learners, and the State Economy? UnidosUS Has the Data” (2019). Before joining UnidosUS, she worked as an organizational specialist for the National Education Association. Tania is a former classroom educator. Ms. Valencia holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.