Mariana Schmalstig Diaz is embracing her journey towards connecting with others who seek a sense of calm, direction, and social justice for all. She’s dedicated a decade to evaluating educational ecosystems and strongly committed to understanding how our society can ensure that all persons seeking education can have easy access to high-quality learning experiences. She believes this is necessary for an engaged democracy. Having last worked at City Year, a nonprofit that serves low-income students to help them graduate from high school, she began facilitating leadership and mindfulness trainings for staff, unlocking a new passion for teaching how to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Currently living in the outskirts of Los Angeles, CA, Mariana loves to practice yoga, devour food, snuggle her furbaby, travel anywhere new, dance, and teach/learn online.
Evaluation and Outcomes Fellow