Elia Peralta is a 2023-2024 Teach Plus California Emergent Bilingual Change Agent. Elia is a kindergarten English language arts teacher and multilingual learner lead at Rocketship Sí Se Puede Academy in San Jose, California. She focuses on providing multilingual supports across grade levels, leading conversation groups for emerging bilingual students, and facilitating teacher development in designated English language development instruction. In the past, Elia has served as diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator for staff at her school. She earned her BA in political science-international relations and a BA in ethnic studies from University of California, San Diego. She also holds an MEd with a specialization in English language learner education from National University and is currently working on obtaining her multi-subject teaching credential.