Iris Maria Chávez

Assistant Field Director
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Prior to joining the Education Trust, Iris Maria served as Deputy Director for Education Policy & Outreach at the League of United Latin American Citizens, where she oversaw LULAC’s state and federal education policy work. In this capacity she worked to deepen LULAC’s understanding of state and federal school reform, and expanded the relationships between LULAC’s grassroots education advocates and state and federal policymakers. Prior to LULAC, Iris Maria worked as a Legislative Associate for the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), where she was a junior lobbyist assisting FRAC’s state and local network on food assistance programs and governmental processes at the federal level.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, History & African Diaspora Studies from Tulane University and a Master of Arts degree in Social Policy from the University of Chicago. 

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