What would happen if we enabled our adolescents to have agency, and ensured that they had meaningful work and learning to contribute in our communities? They would succeed!
Paola is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who came to the U.S. in 1974. After five years of international pediatric HIV prevention and treatment work, Paola returned home to the United States for the unique opportunity to join the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Doctor of Education Leadership Program, where she earned her doctorate degree in 2014. She moved to Albuquerque in 2013 to join the New Mexico Center for School Leadership’s work of designing and connecting innovative high schools. Most recently, Paola joined AchieveMission, where she will foster the human capital development of leading nonprofit organizations.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx