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Day Son

Senior Manager of K-12 Policy

Educational Equity
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Day serves as the Senior Manager of K-12 Policy for Catalyst California. In her role, she supports policy advocacy and research across the Birth to 12th grade systems with a focus on leading on K-12 educational equity issues and coalition and partnership building.

Prior to joining Catalyst California, Day served in multiple capacities at Educators for Excellence, spanning community organizing and spearheading advocacy efforts through elevating teachers’ voices, developing their advocacy and elected leadership, and leading campaigns that focused on student-centered, equitable policies. Day’s previous work in education includes serving as a fellow for LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia and as a middle school teacher in the San Fernando Valley. She considers her experience in the classroom critical to shaping her understanding of systemic injustices persisting in the educational system.

Day originally hails from Austin, Texas, and is a proud daughter of Korean immigrants. She received her BBA in Finance, BA in Liberal Arts, and minor in Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin. Day also holds a master’s degree in Education focused on Education Policy and Administration from Loyola Marymount University and a Certificate in Education Finance from Georgetown University. She is also completing her master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Southern California. In her free time, Day enjoys exploring the outdoors, finding new eateries, and listening to live music.