Former Teacher, Ph.D. Student in the Educational Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin
Greg is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He has earned a Bachelors of Science in General Mathematics at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Education in Educational Policy and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. Between earning those degrees, Greg taught high school mathematics to underserved inner-city students in Edgewood ISD and Northside ISD in San Antonio, Texas. Generally, Greg's research interests in education policy include social justice, market-based education reform, community development, policy implementation, Xicanx/Latinx studies, critical race theory, and mixed methods analysis. Specifically, his research interests involve the effects of charter schools on traditional neighborhood public schools, the effect of economic revitalization programs on education in impoverished contexts, improving education and schooling experiences for Xicanx/Mexican immigrant students, and alternative forms of assessment to high-stakes standardized testing.
Greg also has training and experience in public speaking, interpersonal communications, cross-cultural competencies, racial reconciliation, mobilizing young people in community service, servant leadership, and leadership development. Additionally, he has received hands-on training in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. Greg has blogged for the Huffington Post and The Rivard Report. He is also a member of the team that carried out the #BeLikeDarsh campaign. This team was recognized for their work by the Religion Communicators Council in 2016 receiving a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in the ‘Social Media Campaign’ grouping and an award for ‘Best in Class’ in the entire ‘Social Media’ category.
Above all these things, Greg is Xicano and is most passionate about his faith and his family which are what led him to all the aforementioned things in the first place. He also really enjoys traveling, photography, theology, math, music (especially hip hop), talking for hours, his hometown of San Antonio and their beloved Spurs.