Isabel Acosta, Great Public Schools Now’s Director of Operations, was previously a Director at the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, where she co-managed the foundation’s policy work. Isabel has worked as a legislative intern for the Texas House Committee on Higher Education in Austin and as a researcher at the University of Texas Charles A. Dana Center. She served as a research assistant for the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in Austin, a research team leader for Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, and a policy intern for the Education Trust-West, where she researched and co-authored briefs on teacher quality and a standard curriculum for all California high school students.
Isabel was raised in Los Angeles. Her dedication and passion for education equality comes from being the daughter of an immigrant, a graduate of the UC system and mother of two young children.