Dr. Raul Fernandez is a Senior Lecturer and former Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development where he studies, writes, and teaches about inequities in education. He is also an appointee to the Racial Imbalance Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and was recently named a Public Impact Scholar by the Initiative on Cities.
Dr. Fernandez also served as a member of Brookline Select Board – the first Latinx person elected to that position. During his time on the Board, he co-created Brookline’s Small Business Development Committee, the Town-Brookline Housing Authority Working Group, the Racial Equity Advancement Fund, and the Select Board’s Task Force to Reimagine Policing in Brookline.
He also is on the Board of Directors of AmplifyLatinx, which is building economic and political power for Latinos, and Commonwealth Kitchen, which supports diverse food businesses entrepreneurs.
Raul lives in Coolidge Corner with his partner Christina and their three kids.