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Miriam Benitez Isidoro

UChicago Obama Scholars 2018-2019

Role

Advisor, Sectorial Coordination for Academic Development at the Vice-Ministry of Upper Secondary Education, Ministry of Education

Location

MEXICO

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Biography

Miriam served as Advisor at the Sectorial Coordination for Academic Development of the Vice-Ministry of Upper Secondary Education. As a first-generation college student, Miriam is deeply committed to promote access to education and to improve educational outcomes of young people from marginalized communities in Mexico. Her work has contributed to the establishment of a newly created educational service aimed to increase rural access to education. Students from this service represent 17% of the growth of the overall enrollment rate in the country. She has also worked towards the formation of a highly-trained teaching workforce by leading a cutting-edge initiative that trained over 10,000 teachers in the use of data for learning tracking and by assessing the impact of the national teacher`s training strategy on teacher ́s performance evaluation and on students scholar achievement.