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Copyright (c) 2003 Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy
Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

CONFERENCE: National Council of La Raza 2002 Annual Conference

Fall, 2003

9 Tex. Hisp. J.L. & Pol'y 7


Panelists Tiana Murillo Patricia Loera Alejandra Rincon


A. Panelists
Tiana Murillo is a Policy Assistant at the National Immigration Law Center's Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Murillo supports the Center's senior policy analyst in monitoring legislative developments affecting immigrants on many issues, but particularly as they relate to higher education for immigrant students. She became a staff member in May 2002, after working in the Washington office during her tenure as a Congressional Hispanic Institute Public Policy Fellow. Ms. Murillo holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.

Patricia Loera is the Legislative Director for the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), headquartered in Washington, D.C. As NABE's lobbyist, Ms. Loera works closely with congressional staff, the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and other educational and civil rights associations to ensure that students who do not speak English and Hispanic Americans have access to a world-class education.

Alejandra Rincon received a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Houston, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Education Policy and Planning at The University of Texas at Austin. She currently works as a College Coordinator of Immigrant Programs for the Bilingual Department of the Austin Independent School District. Previously Ms. Rincon worked for four years for the Immigrant Program of the Houston Independent School District. In that capacity she was instrumental in the passage and implementation of HB 1403 (now codified in the Texas Education Code as Section 42.003), which allows certain undocumented high school graduates the opportunity to attend college in the ...
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