Janneth Perales is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She earned her undergraduate degree in international relations and global studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to LBJ, she worked at EMILY’s List as a political researcher, doing rapid-response policy research for congressional candidates. Perales started her career as a middle school history teacher with Teach for America in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her classroom experience developed her interest in the intersection between education, policy, race and class. She is specifically interested in access to education for students in low-income or marginalized communities in the United States and globally.
Perales hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship in DC, working with K-12 education issues on Capitol Hill or an international organization.
Policy interests: International education, pre-K-12 education, immigration issues