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Secondary Education Graduate Fellow

Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland

School: The University of Pennsylvania

Degree: M.S.Ed. Urban Education

Placement: National Urban League

Braulio Salas is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland. He graduated from Rutgers University, where he earned a B.A. in political science. As an undergraduate, Braulio served as the Rutgers University Latino Student Council’s male co-chair and as a member of the Vice President’s Leadership Council. In addition, Braulio was a McNair Scholar and centered his undergraduate research on the attrition of Latino students at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

Braulio is an AmeriCorps Alumnus, having served as a Teach for America corps member from 2011 to 2013. As a member of the Greater Philadelphia teaching corps, Braulio taught 10th grade Spanish at ASPIRA Olney Charter High School in North Philadelphia. While teaching full-time, he obtained his M.S.Ed. in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Braulio centered his master’s thesis research on frame theory and the impact framing effects have on education policy.

As a CHCI Graduate Fellow, Braulio seeks to learn more about policy formation and the legislative process that impacts students across the country. He is dedicated to closing the achievement gap and fostering a system in which more Latino students will pursue a college education.