Director of Socio-Emotional Learning & Impact
Jennifer Ralls, Director of Socio-Emotional Learning & Impact, joined Para Los Niños in 2007, managing data and evaluation processes for a child abuse prevention and family wellness program. She is currently responsible for two strands of Para Los Ninos’ work: supporting social and emotional programming in Para Los Niños charter schools; and developing systems across Para Los Niños that capture program outcomes and demonstrate the impact of Para Los Niños services on children, families and communities.
Prior to joining Para Los Niños, Jennifer worked for the California Governor’s Office and UCLA’s Teacher Education Program. In these roles, she wrote legislation and provided strategic analysis and leadership over programs aimed at promoting community service, social justice, and equitable opportunities for children and families living in California.
Jennifer holds a multiple-subject Teaching Credential, a Master’s degree in Education, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her emphasis is on critical theory, Urban Education, and Social Reform.