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LETICIA DE LA VARA

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LETICIA DE LA VARA

TITLE 

Chief of Staff

ORGANIZATION

TNTP

BIOGRAPHY

Leticia de la Vara works as chief of staff at The New Teacher Project (TNTP) engagement department. In this role, she provides strategic advisement and support as well as overseeing the development and growth of special projects for the organization.

Leticia joined TNTP in 2016, and prior to that held leadership positions at Friendly House, UnidosUS (Formerly National Council of La Raza), Expect More Arizona, and One Arizona – all recognized national and state-based civil rights advocacy and social service organizations. In those roles, she worked with elected officials, community-based organizations, grassroots and grasstop leaders, business chambers, universities, and state and federal entities. Leticia has experience in melding policy with programs and has worked with a variety of populations to improve and enhance opportunities for historically marginalized communities.

Outside of work, Leticia serves on both the Arizona state and national American Civil Liberties Union governing boards, Chicanos Por La Causa, and AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce governing boards and has previously served on women’s health, education, and housing boards for various nonprofit organizations. Leticia has been acknowledged with various awards including the Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and the Arizona Hispanic Leadership Institute’s 40 Under 40 awards.