Senior Associate of National and State Partnerships
As senior associate of state and national partnerships, Sergio leads the development of coalitions and strategic partnerships with state-based organizations aligned with Ed Trust policy priorities. He helps to ensure Ed Trust has a strong presence in key states from across the country.
Prior to joining Ed Trust, Sergio served as a field manager for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, where he managed the States Count Action Network, working with state groups as they prepared for the 2020 Census. Sergio was also the director of Latino programming at Freedom to Marry, where he managed the organization’s Familia es Familia program, a national public education campaign to increase the acceptance and support of LGBT Latinos by their families and communities. A native Texan, Sergio is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Favorite Sports Team
Mexico national soccer team (men and women’s), the San Antonio Spurs and the Texas Longhorns
What drew you to education?
I grew up in a low-income area in San Antonio and a lot of people (family, friends, teachers, counselors) helped me get to the University of Texas at Austin. It changed my life and I want to help other students from low-income neighborhoods have the opportunity to get a good education.
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
Ed Trust has a very dedicated, smart staff who truly care about advocating for the best education policies that will make schools better. That kind of enthusiasm is contagious.