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Tina Fernandez has spent her career in the legal and education sectors and has been involved in several social-entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, she is the founding executive director of Achieve Atlanta whose mission is to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta Public School students who complete post-secondary education. Prior to this, Tina was a partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit providing strategic, talent, and policy consulting to education organizations, where she helped launch and co-lead the development of Bellwether’s talent services.
Tina also served as a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas School of Law and was the founding Director of the school’s Pro Bono Program. There, Tina developed a legal services model to help over 700 undocumented students apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and was twice named Clinical Professor of the Year. She's also worked on TFA's national alumni team, as an attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski, and as a bilingual teacher in the South Bronx and has served on several nonprofit boards. Tina earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her B.A. from Harvard College and currently resides in Atlanta with her husband Frank and their two children.