“I strongly believe in spaces that are uniquely dedicated to leaders of color that acknowledge the diverse lenses and assets they bring into a group. I strive to learn together with other leaders of color how to become more thoughtful, engaged, and courageous in my work to improve the educational outcomes of my community. I hope to build with other fellows in a space that demands accountability, pushes us to stretch and grow, and requires us to commit to sharing knowledge as a practice and strategy to scale impact.”

Melissa Flores is the Chief Operating Officer at Latino Policy Forum.