Adriana Maestas

Adriana Maestas is a Southern California-based freelance writer and education professional. Her writing has been published in NBC Latino, KCET.org, BlogHer.com, Alternet, and The Electronic Intifada. She has worked in the non-profit sector, in the K-12 system, and in higher education in various capacities. When she's not writing stories or working on media projects, Adriana trains instructors to teach online at the University of California, Irvine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine and a master’s degree in public policy from Claremont Graduate University.

Posts by Adriana:

Luchadora Profile: Michele Siqueiros, Daughter of a Seamstress, Has One of the Most Important Advocacy Leadership Roles in Higher Education in California

Michele Siqueiros is a higher education advocate. In short, she’s a troublemaker, always pushing elected and appointed officials to beRead More…

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Luchadora Profile: Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce Focuses on Serving Working People

Many newly elected local public officials abandon their core beliefs when courted by lobbyists representing local business interests. The costlierRead More…

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Luchadora Profile: Meet Valerie Cuevas, the First Latina To Serve on the West Contra Costa School Board

Valerie Cuevas is the first person of Latino ancestry to unanimously be selected West Contra Costa School Board President. OriginallyRead More…

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Does Your Student Feel Disconnected from His/Her School Work? Here’s How Chicano & Latino Studies Can Help

Earlier this month, The Education Trust-West released a report, “The Majority Report: Supporting the Educational Success of Latino Students inRead More…

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