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Amelia Herrera-Evans

Amelia Herrera-Evans is a high school English language development teacher within the Language Institute at Grace Davis High School in Modesto, California. She is passionate about her work with immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking students and is developing with her colleagues a charter school to serve the newcomer population in a way that not only develops and strengthens their English literacy skills,but also equips them with the type of education and opportunities that will set them up for post-secondary success. In addition, Amelia is the state treasurer for the United Black Student Unions of California (UBSUC), where she is working with the board president and fellow members to develop a course of study on African and African American history to serve as core curriculum for the Black Student Union clubs across California. Amelia holds a doctorate of educational leadership degree from California State University, Stanislaus.