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Kiersten Gibson-Cooper

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Viri Carrizales at SA RISE action in March, photo credit: Bonnie Arbittier/Rivard Report

“There are DACA students who have reverted back to only leaving the house when they have to. Family plans are back in place. And younger, documented students are having fears of being separated from their families.”

Sarah Manchanda

“After participating in this fellowship, I am truly invigorated in this work and am determined to move forward in pursuing a role in policy that will impact students with disabilities. This shift in my vision came from my experience in the fellowship.”

Ke Wu

"I see what I do as part of a movement to shift the former mode of education reform by empowering those who work on the front lines and engaging diverse stakeholders in a way that transforms hearts and minds for the betterment of students."

Brittney Garza

“I initially thought that the workshop was going to help me learn how to advocate for policy changes I wanted to see at my school. I was really surprised when we were coached through the organizing cycle.”

Avani Chhaya

"I’m in this fellowship because I believe good policies create an equitable future for all students. And I want to be that policymaker."

Hoang Murphy

"As much as I care about and am personally invested in ending educational inequity, I know that I can never care more than the parents and students themselves."

Edith Rahimian

"It wasn’t until I began mentoring a middle school student in Tucson that I recognized the difference that existed between her school and my school, simply because of the zip code. It infuriated me!"

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