Rachel Franco



Rachel Franco is a Staff Consultant for MAYA. Prior to consulting, Rachel served as a classroom reading teacher, specializing in both elementary and secondary literacy curriculum and instruction. Rachel began teaching in 2013 as a part of Teach for America in Detroit, Michigan. 

Born and raised in South Austin, Rachel is a a third-generation Mexican-American and first-generation college-grad. At MAYA, Rachel’s work concerns Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and optimistically researching, writing, and building strategic plans in the education sector to produce meaningful outcomes.

Favorite Part of Austin: Reading a new book from Book People on the hillside of Barton Springs. Afterward grabbing a jalapeño cheeseburger and milkshake down the road at Sandy's. 


Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Master of Education in Language & Literacy 

DePaul University
Bachelor of Arts, Media & Cinema Studies

Volunteer Experience

Central Texas Food Bank

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