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

Rethinking the Word Gap

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

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.