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Sep 23 - 25 2024


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Ed Trust–West’s Education Equity Forum 2024

Save the Date

The Education Equity Forum is a place for advocates, policymakers, educators, and community leaders to network and learn from each other. We’re gearing up for a bigger-than-ever Ed Equity Forum in 2024 – in Oakland! We hope you’ll save the date now and join us next year in the Bay Area.

Want to make sure you know when registration opens? Join the pre-registration list here!

Learn more about the Forum by checking out this recap blog.

Please spread the word and visit EdEquityForum.Org.


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Karla Fernandez

Communications Manager

Karla Fernandez (she/her/hers) joins Ed Trust–West as a Communications Manager with over 11 years of experience advancing social impact initiatives.

Karla started her career as a teacher at Chicago Public Schools and UIC College Prep. After teaching, Karla joined United Friends of the Children to support LA County’s youth in foster care as a college counselor. Through Leadership for Educational Equity, Karla also served as a Policy Advisor Fellow for the office of a Los Angeles Unified School Board Member. She solidified her interests in policy analysis and quantitative research during her time with the Price Center for Social Innovation, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and the USC Presidential Working Group on Sustainability. Before joining The Education Trust–West, Karla was the Associate Director for the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative, a network of nonprofits advocating for communities in SELA.

Karla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, a Master of Public Policy from the USC Price School of Public Policy, and a Graduate Certificate in Policy Advocacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Karla is based out of southern California and is passionate about using data analysis, communications, and digital strategies for policy advocacy and social justice efforts.