Community Organizer, Lead, Peninsula
650.562.6200 ext. 113
Eva is a passionate community organizer who is native to the Bay Area and committed to working for social justice in the region. She brings experience working with a variety of education initiatives.
As a Stanford undergraduate, she studied Urban Studies and Education, examining these issues both internationally and domestically, and she initiated a successful philanthropic student group.
Upon graduating, Eva began her career as a Teach for America corps member, teaching English, Social Studies, and Speech and Debate at a public middle school in San Jose. As a teacher, she engaged deeply with her students and families, providing them with enrichment and college preparatory opportunities.
Following her time in the classroom, Eva pursued other ways of learning how to engage and organize families for the betterment of high-needs students. This brought her to rural Mexico, where she worked at an alternative community school. Her roles included providing professional development to teachers, building bridges between parents and the school, and transitioning teachers into a cooperatively run school model.
Back in the United States, Eva found Innovate Public Schools through her membership with Leadership for Educational Equity, an education advocacy group for Teach for America alumni.
As an organizer with Innovate Public Schools, Eva works primarily with parents, educators, public officials, and other community organizations in San Francisco. She connects public school parents with opportunities to exercise their leadership, organize, and engage in political advocacy around their vision of excellent schools for all children.