Jennifer Aguirre, Houston, TX, received her Masters in Urban


Jennifer Aguirre, Houston, TX, received her Masters in Urban
Jennifer Aguirre, Houston, TX, received her Masters in Urban Education at The Johns
Hopkins University and is a Teach For America alum. Currently, Jennifer is an American
Dream Fellow with the Cisneros Center for New Americans in Northwest Arkansas working
around immigrant integration. Being the first in her family to attend college, she decided to
join Teach for America after graduation and spent three years in the classroom teaching
Spanish at an all-boys charter school in West Baltimore. During her time in Baltimore,
Jennifer lead the Foreign Language department at her school and organized the school’s
first abroad trip to Spain. Seeing the lack of opportunities many of her students faced, she
coordinated a team and raised over $20,000 to travel with her students to Madrid and
Barcelona. She was also chosen as a Leadership for Educational Equity fellow to work as a
community organizer with The Intersection, a non-profit that teaches students to become
advocates in their community. Through her organizing experience, she campaigned for the
Dream Act in Maryland, helped register over 180 voters, and organized a campaign around
gun violence and youth employment in Baltimore. Jennifer served on the founding
committee of the Young Nonprofits Professionals Network- Baltimore as the Partnerships
and Resource Development chair. Jennifer received her B.A. in Psychology and minor in
International Business from The University of Texas at Austin. She is passionate about
immigration and education reform and working with organizations to bring more diverse
leaders in to leadership positions.