PROMOTING HISPANICS IN THE FIELD OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Amalia Chamorro leads education policy for UnidosUS, focusing on early education and K12. In this role, Amalia provides strategic direction and manages activities for the education policy team. Her work focuses on closing achievement gaps and advancing equity for Latino students and English learners at both the federal and state levels (Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas). She is responsible for identifying promising education policy innovations, conducting and publishing policy research, and carrying out legislative advocacy. She is a former English learner and daughter of two public school teachers. Headquartered in Washington, DC, UnidosUS is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, UnidosUS reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
Amalia brings over 15 years of public policy and advocacy experience at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining UnidosUS in November 2018, Amalia was Vice President of Public Policy at United Way Bay Area, where she launched the organization’s policy and advocacy initiative to cut poverty. She also previously served in government and legislative affairs roles for the California Restaurant Association and the University of California Student Association and has served as panel assistant for the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Amalia earned a JD from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Relations from UCLA. Her hometown is Lima, Peru.
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