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alma cervantes

I am a proud Brown, Chicana, Indegeous woman and mother of two beautiful girls named Annavi and Aitana. I have led the Education Equity Justice Action Team for Building Healthy Communities-Monterey County for the last 8 year at a local, county and state level. Part of our vision with the education work is to transform our education system into a more Racially Juust Relationship Centered. I have more than 10 years of expertise in community engagement, grassroots organizing, policy advocacy and culturally rooted healing informed practices. Working closely with education leaders across statewide, parents, and students to Dismantle the School-To-Prison Pipeline by creating positive and transformative environments where all students can thrive. I am a former consultant for National Compadres Network as a facilitator for Healing-Centered, Culturally Rooted curriculums for youth and parents. A former fellow for Women’s Policy Institute that focuses on building women leaders to work on public policies that support historically oppressed communities across California. I received a Bachelor's of Arts in World Languages and Culture from Cal State Monterey Bay and my Master’s degree in Mexican American Studies with an emphasis on Policy and Education at San Jose University.

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