Manuel’s research and evaluation interests are focused on programs and policies geared toward English learners, immigrant students and postsecondary success. He contributes expertise in quantitative methods, mixed methods research and data visualization.
Prior to joining Education Northwest, Manuel supported evaluation efforts for the United Nations in Myanmar and managed a math and literacy program in his hometown of Oxnard, California. Manuel holds a Master’s in Economic Development from Columbia University.
Outside of Education Northwest, you can find Manuel upside down practicing Capoeira or hiking the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
“I believe that an education system that is intentionally designed to work for underserved families is a critical element for a more just society.”