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Manuel Buenrostro

Manuel comes to this work as a native Californian, son of Mexican immigrants, former English learner, and first generation college graduate. He stands on the shoulders of his family and wonderful mentors and teachers at school, who worked hard to ensure he had access to opportunities. Manuel now has over fifteen years of experience working in public education, starting as an English learner teacher in Los Angeles. He has since worked at DC Public Schools and as an Obama administration appointee at US Department of Education. Prior to joining the Californians Together team, he was a policy analyst for the California School Boards Association, always focusing on closing opportunity gaps and equity. During his free time, you can find Manuel in Sacramento running, hanging out with his dog, Chewie, or at home watching the newest Marvel or Star Wars movies and shows.