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Marcela Andrés

designEDengagement, PBC
CEO
Austin

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Marcela is the CEO and President of designEDengagement, PBC. Marcela is an education leader with over 10 years of demonstrable success in achieving measurable results. She is a goal-driven leader and recognized change agent in the field of education with a passion for changing how families and educators partner to improve student outcomes. Her experience in engagement strategy, strategic planning, program design, leadership development, coaching, relationship management, performance management, and goal setting with specialization in programs that support underrepresented students, families, and communities position her to be an effective and strategic agent of change.  Marcela is the proud daughter of two immigrants from Zacatecas, Mexico and Havana, Cuba. Marcela holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Edward’s University and a Master of Education with a focus in organizational leadership and community advocacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

designEDengagement, PBC (DE) is a Latina-owned education consulting firm launched in 2019 with a mission to ensure all children have equitable access and opportunity to fulfill their life’s purpose. We are a national consulting firm, which collaborates with leaders to drive culturally responsive program design and strategy; support the improvement of organizational excellence; assist in cultivating meaningful relationships; and comprehensively evaluate desired impact. 


DE’s mission is to design equitable systems of access and opportunity for families around the world. We bring together change agents who are both experts in their field and also acutely aware of the inequities that persist to support our partners in designing equitable systems that create a fair and just opportunity for all. Our approach is straight forward:  we develop leaders by equipping them with an intentional design to change SYSTEMS, improve RELATIONSHIPS between communities, schools, and families, and ultimately, positively impact student OUTCOMES.


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