Francisco collects and analyzes education data to highlight the disparities in student achievement, educational opportunities, and resource availability at the school, district, and state level. He also provides support in educational policy analyses. Prior to joining The Education Trust-New York, Francisco worked at Citizens’ Committee for Children, a New York City organization focused on child advocacy. At CCC, Francisco collected and analyzed data on child well-being across a number of issue areas and contributed to a number of publications that supported CCC’s budget and legislative priorities. Prior to Francisco’s work at CCC, he led two poverty alleviation projects in South America. Francisco was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and was raised in Southern California. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Francisco double-majored in political science and philosophy at the University of California Berkeley.