Robert Medina is Director of the English Learner Program, where he works to advance systems change in the education system for English Learners in California.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Robert was a Senior Consultant at Education First, a national education strategy and policy consulting firm. In this role, he advised foundations, school districts, state agencies, and nonprofits on their efforts across a broad spectrum of education issues. Previously, as Senior Program Manager in The Aspen Institute’s Planning and Evaluation Program, he conducted evaluations of advocacy and policy change campaigns in the United States and internationally.
Robert earned a M.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Economics and Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Peru, he immigrated to the United States in 5th grade and was classified as an English Learner.