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Dr. Teresa Granillo is the CEO of AVANCE, Inc., a non-profit that creates pathways to economic mobility for predominately Latino families through innovative, two-generation education and support for families with young children.

Prior to the non-profit sector, Dr. Granillo was a professor at UT Austin in the School of Social Work. Dr. Granillo has spent over two decades working to ensure that Latinx children and families have all the mental, physical, social, and economic resources to thrive. She is particularly passionate about the power of education.

As a Latina first-generation college graduate, she knows firsthand how education can end the cycle of poverty.

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