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Tia Elena Martinez is chief equity officer at the Stupski Foundation. Tia came to the foundation from the Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC Berkeley Law School, where she was acting director of education, leading a policy unit that produced research, policy prescriptions and curricular innovation on issues related to education reform and racial justice. Prior to joining the Warren Institute, she served as strategic consultant to the Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Education. In this capacity, she led a strategic planning process and supported nationwide roll out and implementation of the new strategy across 12 regional offices. Tia was also a manager at the Bridgespan Group, where she worked with a range of clients including the nation's largest constituency-based Hispanic civil rights organization and an urban school district reform intermediary. As a senior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation, Tia worked on issues related to disadvantaged adolescents and immigrant families. She has also worked as a policy analyst for the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the San Francisco Mayor's HIV Health Services Planning Council. Tia has an AB in History from Harvard University, a Master in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, and a JD from Stanford Law School. She currently resides in San Francisco with her partner, Clare, and son, Joaquin.