Mary González, PhD

Associate Director

Mary González joined the Partnership for the Future of Learning, housed at the National Public Education Support Fund, in July 2020 as Associate Director. Her Doctoral degree is in Curriculum and Instruction- Cultural Studies in Education at UT-Austin. Previously, she has worked at the National Hispanic Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and as the Assistant Dean for Student Multicultural Affairs at Southwestern University. Mary currently serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for Allgo, Texas’ state-wide Queer People of Color organization.

Most recently, Mary was awarded the “Champion for Children” title by the Equity Center, a Texas-based nonprofit organization that strives to create a more equitable public school finance system, as well as the “Leadership Award” by Equality Texas in 2019. In 2015, she was the youngest inductee into the El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame

In her individual capacity as a Texas resident, she serves in the Texas House of Representatives as State Representative for House District 75. She has received numerous awards and honors in this capacity, including the Progressive Movement Leadership Award from the Young Elected Officials Network at their 2017 National Convening and as a “Leader of Promise” by the YWCA of Greater Austin in Honor of her commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women. In 2017, she was nominated for the national Victory Fund Award, an award created to honor state LGBTQ elected officials.

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