Amelia Herrera is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Amelia is an English Language Development teacher in the Language Institute at Davis High School in Modesto, California, where she works with immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking students from all over the world. Amelia is part of her school site leadership team. She also holds the positions of state and regional treasurer for the United Black Student Unions of California, an organization dedicated to the leadership development of African American students and students of color at the high school level. She earned a BA in English and a BS in Chicano/Latino Studies from California State University, Fresno and earned her MEd in Education with an emphasis is counseling, and her PPS credential from California State University, Stanislaus.