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Mildred Otero

Senior Vice President, National Impact
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Mildred is responsible for LEE’s national strategy, designing and developing life-changing civic leadership programs, experiences and tools serving LEE members across the phases of four leadership pathways.

Before joining LEE, Mildred served as chief education counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions, where she managed the Senate majority’s education agenda, and its policy development and strategy for children from cradle to career. Such efforts included, legislation addressing early childhood education, elementary and secondary education, higher education, and adult education. 

Prior to her tenure in the Senate, Mildred served as senior policy officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led their federal advocacy efforts for the U.S. programs in Washington, D.C. In this role, she focused on policy advocacy that advanced the foundation’s college-ready and postsecondary success strategies.

Mildred earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master of Social Work degree from the New York University Silver School of Social Work.

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