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Amanda Fernandez is a cofounder and CEO of Latinos for Education, a non profit organization dedicated to accelerating Latino leadership in education in the U.S. She was formerly with Teach for America, and led Teach For America's engagement with the Latino community. Amanda has 25 years of experience in the areas of recruiting, diversity, organization development, change management and Latino community relations. Prior to joining Teach For America, Amanda was a director at The Bridgespan Group where she served as an organizational consultant to youth and education clients. Over the course of her professional career, Amanda has been a frequent speaker at conferences and events. She is a blogger on Huffington Post Latino Voices, and has been featured in Poder Magazine's list of movers and shakers. She currently serves on the KIPP Massachusetts, AchieveMission, Roxbury Community College boards and RISE Colorado advisory board. Amanda holds an M.A. from Fordham University. She is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.