Ana Tellez is the Equity Forward Program Manager at Stanford Impact Labs. She is managing the development of a new participatory grant-making structure that will invest in higher education-community projects and partnerships working to advance economic justice and address racial wealth inequities in Silicon Valley.
Prior to joining Stanford Impact Labs, Ana was Director of Capacity Building at Human Impact Partners (HIP), a nonprofit organization focused on centering health equity in public health practice. She also served as Communications Director at HIP before that role. She is passionate about using participatory design, clear communication principles, and the human experience to advance racial justice and belonging.
Ana has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is originally from Mexico City and has lived in Chicago and the East Coast. She loves exploring California’s easier hikes, finding opportunities to dance, and participating in immigrant rights advocacy with her family.