The BU School of Education is delighted to announce Amanda Fernández as our 2017 Convocation Speaker. The Convocation Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, in the Walter Brown Arena at Boston University.
Amanda Fernández is the Founder and CEO of Latinos for Education, a national organization which seeks to develop, place, and connect essential Latino leaders in the education sector.
Prior to her work with Latinos for Education, Ms. Fernández served as Vice President of Latino Community Partnerships at Teach for America, where she developed relationships with national Latino-serving organizations and advanced the recruitment of Latino teachers and the support of Latino alumni. She also served as a Director at the Bridgespan Group, consulting with youth and education clients, and with Deloitte, where she focused on human capital consulting projects and diversity program management for Deloitte’s national staff.
Ms. Fernández is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, a blogger on Huffington Post Latino Voices, and has been noted in Poeder Magazine’s list of Movers & Shakers and been named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in Massachusetts by El Planeta. She currently serves on the boards of KIPP Massachusetts, Achieve Mission, and Roxbury Community College.
It is our honor to welcome Ms. Fernández into our community here at the School of Education, and look forward to her joining our 2017 Convocation Ceremony.