Daniela Felix

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Student, UC Berkeley

Oakland, California

Daniela Felix is a first-generation college graduate who is now pursuing her passion of teaching through Teach For America 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 is a firm believer that every single child is capable of meeting high expectations if given the correct support. Daniela hopes to be a provider of that support. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and her 4-year-old daughter.

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Posted June 27, 2019

Without Teach For America, I Wouldn’t Be Teaching in the Same Latinx Community Where I Grew Up

I have vivid memories of teachers joining my school communities and then saying goodbye to them only a few years…

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Posted May 14, 2018

I Graduated College So I Could Teach at My High School

At the end of my junior year, I was expecting my daughter Alyssa, who was born right before my senior…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Posted July 2, 2020

We Don’t Recognize America’s Independence Day Over Here in Wakanda

“Independence Day” is upon us. But Black fam’, before we get geeked to partake in such traditions as backyard barbecues and celebratory fireworks commemorating a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 2, 2020

Seriously, Betsy? The Civil Rights Act

On Friday U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement celebrating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1957 by a Republican-controlled…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 29, 2020

If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids

The latest episodes of police murdering Black people have my chest burning like a building set ablaze. My heart is hot, my stomach churns. My…

By Nahliah Webber

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