Daniela Felix

Blogger

Student, UC Berkeley

Oakland, California

Daniela Felix is a first-generation college student who is heavily involved in education in her home district, West Contra Costa Unified. After becoming a mother at a young age, Daniela’s passion for education justice only intensified and she began to fight for an equitable education for all children, regardless of background or zip code. Daniela played a key role in organizing parents around school choice in her district and has worked with our families since then.

She was recently accepted into Teach For America and plans to continue impacting the lives of children in her hometown of Richmond, California. She is currently a senior pursuing her B.A. in legal studies and education at UC Berkeley along with her 4-year-old daughter and husband.

Daniela is a firm believer in that every single child is capable of meeting high expectations if given the correct support. Daniela hopes to be a provider of that support.

RECENT POSTS

Posted Dec. 22, 2017

I Can’t Be the Best Teacher Without Self-Care

It’s hard to ignore how fast the school year is flying by. I vividly remember the week before school started.…

By Daniela Felix

Read Post

Posted Oct. 31, 2017

I Didn’t Just ‘Settle’ for Teaching, I Joined TFA Because I Wanted to Teach

It is no secret that teachers in the U.S. are underpaid for one of the hardest jobs available, if not…

By Daniela Felix

Read Post

Posted Sep. 27, 2017

You Can’t Deny Our Stories. We Are First-Generation Students Organizing for a Revolution in Our Schools.

For first-generation college students, having to overcome some adversity is often a common shared experience. Despite the challenges we have…

By Daniela Felix

Read Post

Posted Oct. 18, 2016

I’m a First-Generation Latina at UC Berkeley and I Thought I Wouldn’t Make It

Since my first visit in the third grade, I dreamed of attending University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). During my…

By Daniela Felix

Read Post

OUR NETWORK

Featured Posts

Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

Read Post

Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

Read Post

Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

Read Post

Browse by Date

Keep Up With
Education Post

Sign up for weekly emails featuring our top blog posts:

Want more? Get our morning update and join us in #Voices4Ed.

What We’re
Tweeting