Associate, Advocacy and Engagement
Zaria supports the Partnerships and Engagement team in activating EdTrust’s priority issues with state and national advocates and coalitions. This includes coordinating and tracking outreach efforts for P-12 and higher education issues, as well as collaborating with state teams.
Prior to joining EdTrust, she worked as an early childhood educator in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Following this experience, she worked with School Board Schools in Ohio to equip education advocates with the tools to become school board members and drive systemic change. She has served in her community and nationally as an advocate and community organizer on civil rights and educational equity issues.
Zaria holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from San Diego State University and master’s in Early Childhood Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Favorite Sports Team
Golden State Warriors! A hometown team
Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2022
What drew you to education?
Access to a quality education has been a driving factor in the Black community for quality of life and positive outcomes. My success story has been a testimony to a quality public education, with dedicate educators and activists as cheerleaders behind me. My work in education is a way to give-back to my community for all that it has done for me.