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Eric Gonzalez ’01

Eric Rafael Gonzalez is the Director of College and Career Readiness at the Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn’s High School.

He joined Unity after serving nearly three years in Washington D.C. as the Education Policy Advocate for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. In this capacity, Gonzalez helped shape federal education policy and legislation through advocacy on behalf of children living in poverty and children of color.

Previously, for five years, Gonzalez taught and directed standards-based learning units for English language arts in middle schools and high schools for Directions for Our Youth, Inc. (DFOY), a New York City-based nonprofit organization, reaching over 2400 students annually.

Gonzalez earned an MA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009, and an MEd, as an Urban Scholar Fellowship recipient, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010.