In this role, she works on driving the Initiative’s mission of increasing the Hispanic community’s educational attainment and outcomes through the development of key partnerships, implementation of operations and capacity-building. Michelle most recently served in a predominantly Latino local school district in San Antonio, Texas working to ensure access to and expand the school district’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives. Through her leadership, she helped further opportunities for students to engage in STEM project-based learning experiences, robotics programs, and gain 21st century skills in order to foster a generation of “Engineers of Change.”
Prior to her work in San Antonio, Michelle was a Program Officer for the Migrant Education Program at the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Her commitment to education opportunities and academic success was strengthened by the work done across the country to provide equitable and quality educational programs to migrant farmworker families. Also, Michelle proudly served in the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to improve health care services and benefits for our nation’s veterans.
Michelle is the first member of her family to graduate from college. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from American University.
Michelle can be reached via email at Michelle.Moreno@ed.gov.