Jamila Espinosa (she/her/ella) is an Educator Engagement Associate at The Education Trust–West. Jamila’s commitment to education equity and research has taken her to classrooms across Brazil, Portugal, and back to her native Bay Area. Despite disparate cultural contexts, she observed a common thread: students navigating educational inequities. These realities, coupled with her own experiences as a first-generation student, have fueled her dedication to advocating for equitable educational experiences, particularly for BIPOC youth facing discrimination or other forms of marginalization. The resiliency of students and educators particularly inspires her. Most recently, she completed The Russlynn Ali Educator Engagement Fellowship with the Educator Engagement Team at The Education Trust–West. Jamila holds a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Pomona College and a M.S. in Child Development from the University of California, Davis. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and sewing in her spare time.
- Oakland, CA