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Francisco Arturo Santelli

Doctoral Student, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Francisco Arturo Santelli is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University. His research interests include promoting racial and ethnic diversity among teachers, exploring the heterogeneity in Latinx student and teacher populations.

Prior to Peabody, Francisco served as a high school teacher at a public school in Gainesville, Florida, teaching ninth grade English. He was a debate coach and participated in advocacy groups promoting racial equity in Alachua County Public Schools. He has also served as an associate editor for the Peabody Journal of Education, a graduate fellow at the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), and a data use analyst at the Tennessee Department of Education.

Francisco earned a Master of Public Policy from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.