Ana Becerra, EdD
Ana Becerra, EdD, is a Program Manager for Schools and Families with Just Communities. Ana’s work in the field of education spans nearly 40 years. She began as an instructional assistant in a pre-K through 8th grade reservation school. She later became a teacher and taught grades from pre-school through middle school, including bilingual programs. The administrative positions she has held include director of compensatory education programs and school principal.
For nearly a decade, Ana worked on numerous equity projects at the University of California. Most recently she has worked as a consultant to the National Equity Project in Oakland, CA. Ana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University-North, a Masters in Science Education from the University of Wyoming, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Ana was born in San Bernardino, California, as were her parents. She grew up in southern California, but has also lived on a remote reservation in Montana, in the university town of Laramie, Wyoming, in the rural areas around Reno, Nevada, and in central Oregon. Ana’s social activism began at an early age when, along with her parents and younger siblings, she marched for the rights of migrant farm workers with Cesar Chavez on the final stretch of his trek to Sacramento from Delano, California in 1966. She has continued to be active for the rights, particularly educational rights, of people, particularly the children, from marginalized populations.