Arlen Benjamin-Gomez


Arlen is an education equity consultant working with states, districts, and non-profit organizations to advance racial, socio-economic, and cultural equity in education. Arlen was formerly the senior director of legal strategy and policy at the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University where she led teams on consulting projects addressing district and school integration, culturally responsive and sustaining education, and a legal right to education. Prior to that, Arlen was a fellow at the Regents Research Fund of the New York State Education Department where she worked on policy, curriculum, assessment, and grant programs to improve services and bilingual education for Multilingual Learners in New York State. Arlen was also a staff attorney at Advocates for Children in the Immigrant Students’ Rights Project, where she worked to improve educational opportunities for immigrant and Multilingual Learner students and families. Prior to that she was a law fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, where she helped litigate employment and civil rights class actions on behalf of migrant farm workers in the South. Arlen has a J.D. from New York University Law School and a B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.

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