Jenny Muñiz

Millennial Public Policy Fellow


Jenny Muñiz is a Millennial Public Policy Fellow for New America’s Education Policy program. A native of Compton, Calif., Muñiz has most recently spent time working as a bilingual teacher in San Antonio Public Schools as a Teach For America corps member. Because of her experience as a first-generation Mexican-American and a first-generation college graduate, Muñiz’s policy interests center around urban education and English-learners. Before her work in the classroom, Muñiz graduated from Pomona College with a degree in media studies. At Pomona, Muñiz sought to elevate unheard voices through her work teaching video production at a Native American boarding school, promoting an Oscar-nominated documentary about college campus sexual assault as a post-production intern, and setting the research groundwork for a Getty-funded exhibition of socially engaged Latin American art as a curatorial intern at the Pomona College Museum of Art.

All Work

MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Shifting Collective Values

Thanks to the hard work of advocates, English learners across California now have the opportunity to retain and embrace their home language.


MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Why We Want You to Slide into our DMs

While we live in a 140-character world, we know that greater engagement and deeper understanding are just a DM away.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Rethinking the Word Gap

A new study finds word gap acceptance among teachers has consequences for low-income Latinx students.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
DACAmented Teacher on DACA: ‘The Fight Continues’

President Trump has called to rescind DACA, forcing Congress to decide the fate of 800,000 young people, including DACAmented teachers.