FutureEd Senior Fellow Amanda Fernandez is the CEO and co-founder of Latinos for Education, the first Latino-founded and led social enterprise solely dedicated to creating leadership pathways for emerging Latino latino leaders in the education sector. She has more than 25 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors with a focus on talent, leadership and Latino community engagement. Prior to her current role, she was the Vice President of Latino Community Partnerships at Teach for America, where she developed relationships with national Latino serving organizations to advance recruitment of Latino teachers and support Latino alumni. Amanda was a Director at The Bridgespan Group where she served as an organizational consultant to youth and education clients in support of their strategic planning efforts. She also spent seven years at Deloitte, an international professional services firm, where she focused on human capital consulting projects and diversity program management for Deloitte staff nationally.
She currently serves on the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Roxbury Community College Board of Trustees, the RISE Colorado advisory board and the CSC advisory board based in Chicago. She is a Fall 2015 Aspen Institute Pahara Fellow. Amanda holds an M.S. from Fordham University and lives in the Boston area with her spouse and two children.