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Gini Pupo-Walker
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Gini Pupo-Walker

State Director for Tennessee

Gini brings more than 20 years of work in education as a teacher, administrator, and nonprofit leader. She serves…

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Alexza Barajas Clark

Alexza Barajas Clark

Assistant Director for Tennessee

Alexza is the assistant director for Tennessee at The Education Trust. She advises the state director and develops strategic…

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Vilmaris González

Vilmaris González

Senior Manager of Engagement and Operations for Tennessee

Vilmaris is the senior manager of engagement and operations for The Education Trust in Tennessee, where she manages partnerships…

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Reginald White

Reginald White

External Relations Manager for Tennessee

Raised in the rural, western highlands of Virginia, Reginald White grew up in a working-class household emphasizing the importance…

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Kiah Albritton

Kiah Albritton

Policy and Communications Associate

Kiah works to advance equity and access at higher education institutions across the state. As a Tennessee native, Kiah…

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Bryant O. Best

Bryant O. Best

Tennessee Summer Research Fellow

Bryant O. Best is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University.…

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Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown

Tennessee Urban Leaders Fellow

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Waldorf, Maryland, Marissa Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science…

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