Adrián A. Pedroza is the Executive Director of the Partnership for Community Action, a community-based organization that works to build strong, healthy communities throughout New Mexico by investing in people and families- supporting them to become strong leaders in the community. Previously, Adrián worked with the University of New Mexico High School Equivalency and College Assistance Migrant Programs, which provide educational opportunities to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. In addition, he worked for former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in New Mexico. Under Governor Bill Richardson, he was appointed to the inaugural Hispanic Education Advisory Council. He is currently a Commissioner on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and serves on the Early Learning Sub-Committee. Adrián serves on the National Advisory Board for the early childhood school readiness and parent engagement curriculum Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, and is on the Advisory Board of the NM Center for School Leadership. In 2012, Adrian received the Excellence in Education Award from the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. Recently, he was selected to be a part of the WK Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Fellowship Program, where he will work with diverse leaders to strengthen networks and communities to become vigorous advocates for vulnerable children and their families. He holds a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico. Adrián is most proud of his family- his wife Valerie, seven year old daughter Mariana and four year old son Marco.