Yajaira De La Espada
SELECTED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS
2019 . The importance of African centered curriculum in K-12 education. Guest Lecture at AA Studies department at UTSA.
2018 . Celebrating the Wins: Radical Culture Shifts in Queer Acceptance. Mijente’s Lanzate convening. San Antonio, TX.
2018 . Bethune’s Brilliance: Activating AfroFuturist Academies. Here Comes the Boom conference. Miami, FL.
2018 . Enkoni Community Invention weekly workshop. Miami FL.
2017 . Diversity in Children’s Literature. Black Speculative Arts Movement conference. Los Angeles, CA
18-19 . Dyslexia Educator.
2017 . O’Miami. Program Coordinator & Lead Teacher
2017 South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement. Wellness Facilitator.
15-16 Maxdale Elementary School . Special Education Teacher
2015 McNair Middle School. English and Language Arts Teacher
14-15 Brentwood Middle School. Special Education Teacher
13-14 IDEA Carver Academy. Kindergarten Teacher
12-13 Pickett Academy. Mental Health Advocate & Teachers Assistant
2016- 2018 University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Master of Science in Education- Community & Social Change.
2007-2011 University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS
2019 . Fullbright Scholar. University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
2017 . Peace Corps Fellow. Morocco
16-17 . The Community and Social Change Program Scholarship, University of Miami
SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2017 .Soho House Miami & Negra Sappha, Miami, Florida
17-18 Poetry for the People, Miami, Florida