Gloria supports the membership and Future Chiefs team by managing internal operations and coordinating projects. Prior to joining Chiefs for Change, she worked in local government leading economic development initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for residents. Gloria began her career in education with Teach For America and spent four years as a classroom teacher in the Rio Grande Valley and Central Texas.

Gloria firmly believes that educational equity is key to empowering communities. A first-generation college student, she holds a bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Texas-Pan American and a master’s in public administration from the University of Texas-Arlington. Gloria is an alumnus of the Leadership for Educational Equity fellowship program.