Mia Murrietta is the Communications Manager at the Oakland Public Education Fund, a pretty perfect job for someone who has loved words since she first sounded one out with help from an amazing preschool teacher.
After 12+ years in the public schools of Fresno, California, Mia attended Wellesley College, where she earned a degree in architecture and got a glimpse of what public education was like in more affluent communities.
Mia was introduced to the education innovations happening in Oakland public schools while working on youth incarceration and restorative justice issues at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Now she gets to lift up all the positive things happening in our schools and invite the wider community to get involved.
When she’s not in front of a computer, Mia is most likely reading, cooking, or forest bathing with her partner and their elderly Italian Greyhound.