Pablo López Trujillo

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As a Latinx immigrant who did not speak English when he moved to the U.S., Pablo benefited from a strong, equitable environment that helped him catch up to his peers educationally and learn English at the same time. Pablo recognizes that many people in disadvantageous conditions have far worse access to social support systems than he did, so he always seeks to contribute to creating more equitable systems for people who were less fortunate than he was. He's particularly passionate about achieving equitable education in English language learner and queer populations.

Before coming to Education Northwest, Pablo was a graduate student in psychology at the University of Chicago where his research focused on auditory communication and first impression interactions. Before that, he worked for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), where he partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable housing and repair natural disaster damage in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. His experiences in AmeriCorps made him value working with organizations that practically and positively impact others, and he is excited to bring his quantitative methods and data analytic skills to an education equity context.


  • B.A., Linguistics, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Neuroscience, University of Chicago
  • M.A., Cognitive Psychology, University of Chicago

I could talk for hours about...

Shakira's discography.

Is a hotdog a sandwich? Why?

No, because the bun is one continuous piece of bread.

My favorite vacation spot is...

The Hoh Rainforest in Washington State.

Pablo Lopez Trujillo

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantitative methods
  • Data analytics

Case Briefs & Publications

A Community-Driven Equity Review

Astoria decided to begin by reviewing equity across the district, then use the evidence to prioritize their work on key focus areas. They hired Education Northwest to lead an equity review and uncover opportunities to promote equity for everyone in the district.