Esmeralda Michel, Research Partnership Coordinator

Esmeralda Michel (she/her/they) is a Research Partnership Coordinator on the CalHOPE team. She has previously worked in Oakland Unified School District, where she supported district-wide student leadership initiatives and student-led campaigns on well-being & civic engagement. She has also worked with the National Education Association and the National Center for Youth Law in research and policy-oriented capacities. Esmeralda is passionate about collaborative research to policy initiatives that uplift student and teacher voices and she is eager to continue supporting California’s education leaders through SEL implementation.