Amaya Garcia
Senior Researcher


  • Achievement Gap
  • Demographics
  • English Language Learners
  • Hispanic Students
  • International Students

Amaya Garcia is a senior researcher with the Education Policy program at New America. A member of the Dual Language Learners National Work Group, she provides analysis on policies related to language learners. Previously, Garcia provided analysis on state-wide education policies and regulations, including accountability, attendance and truancy, family engagement, and standards implementation for the District of Columbia State Board of Education. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland-College Park, a master’s degree in cognitive studies in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from the University of Iowa.