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Who We Are

IDRA Team

President & CEO

Celina Moreno, J.D.
President & CEO

Celina Moreno, J.D., is the president and CEO of IDRA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to equity and excellence in … read more

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Leadership

Hector Bojorquez
Director of Operations and Educational Practice

Hector Bojorquez is IDRA’s Director of Operations and Educational Practice, overseeing IDRA’s numerous projects that provide training and technical assistance … read more

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Morgan Craven, J.D.
National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement

Morgan Craven, J.D., is IDRA’s National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement. She supports the integration and coordination of … read more

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Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D.
Chief Legal Analyst

Meet Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., IDRA’s Chief Legal Analyst. She will coordinate IDRA’s legal research and strategy, expert testimony, and amicus … read more

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Christie L. Goodman, APR
Director of Communications

Christie L. Goodman, APR, is IDRA’s director of communications. She designs and implements communications strategies and coordinates materials development, web … read more

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Educator & Student Support

Dr. Nilka Avilés
Senior Education Associate

Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., is an IDRA senior education associate focusing on teacher professional development in college readiness and science, particularly, … read more

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Linda Cantu, Ph.D.
Senior Education Associate

Linda Cantu, Ph.D., is an IDRA senior education associate. Dr. Cantu directs the Valued Youth Partnership program, a groundbreaking dropout prevention … read more

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Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D.
Education Associate

Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D., is IDRA’s STEM and gender equity education specialist with more than 10 years of experience in STEM … read more

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Dr. Paula Johnson
Senior Education Associate

Dr. Paula Johnson is a senior education associate at IDRA with more than 20 years of experience developing educational programs … read more

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Dr. Lizdelia Piñón
Education Associate

Lizdelia Piñón, Ed.D., is IDRA’s education associate with more than 20 years of experience in bilingual and ESL education in … read more

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Jocellyn Rivera
Program Assistant

Jocellyn Rivera is an IDRA program assistant. She supported IDRA’s research study to identify characteristics that contribute to the high … read more

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Dr. Sulema Carreón-Sánchez
Senior Education Associate

Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D., is an IDRA senior education associate focusing on teacher professional development, particularly in serving emergent bilingual students. … read more

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Policy & Advocacy

Michelle Castillo, Ed.M.
Deputy Director of Advocacy

Michelle Castillo, Ed.M., is IDRA’s Deputy Director of Advocacy. Before joining the IDRA team, she was the Chief of Staff … read more

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Janie Daywood
Administrative Assistant

Janie Daywood has served at IDRA for almost three decades. Currently, she supports IDRA staff with travel arrangements, education news … read more

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Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Policy

Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., is IDRA’s deputy director of policy. She brings nearly a decade of experience of working in … read more

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Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
Family Engagement Coordinator

Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., is IDRA’s Family Engagement Coordinator. Currently serving as the professional development team leader for IDRA, he … read more

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Terrence Wilson, J.D.
Regional Policy and Community Engagement Director

Terrence Wilson, J.D., is IDRA’s regional policy and community engagement director where he is working across the U.S. South to … read more

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Research & Data Science

Charles A. Cavazos
Data Analyst

Charles A. Cavazos is an IDRA education associate and data analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Trinity … read more

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Irene Gómez, Ed.M.
Research Engagement Strategist

Irene Gómez, Ed.M., is an IDRA research engagement strategist. Through her strengths in student engagement, policy advocacy and mixed methods … read more

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Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, M.Ed.
Research Analyst

Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, M.Ed., is a research analyst at IDRA, where she formerly served as an executive research and evaluation intern … read more

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Communications & Technology

Thomas Marshall III
Policy Communications Strategist

Thomas Marshall III (he/him/his) is a policy communications strategist at IDRA. Through his strengths in Texas education policy, communication, social … read more

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Silvia Valencia, MBA
Program Assistant

Silvia Valencia, MBA, was born and raised in El Salvador. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an … read more

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Michelle Martínez Vega
Chief Technology Strategist

Michelle Martínez Vega is IDRA’s chief technology strategist with more than 18 years of experience in designing, developing and administering … read more

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Business & Administration

Reymundo Flores, MBA, CPA
Business Office Manager

Reymundo R. Flores, MBA, CPA is the IDRA business office manager and has served in this capacity since 1989. He … read more

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Annette Ramos
Business Office Assistant

Annette Ramos was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Camuy, Puerto Rico. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business … read more

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Claribel Tirú
Executive Assistant to the IDRA President & CEO

As the executive assistant to the IDRA President & CEO, Claribel manages the office of the president, manages the production … read more

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