Daniela Gamboa is a PhD student in Educational Policy at Stanford's Graduate School of Education. Her previous experience as a teacher, as a government official, and as an advocate of civil society reinforced her commitment to the delivery of equitable, inclusive, and quality education for all learners. After serving in public schools and as a Teach for Peru fellow, Daniela led initiatives towards the strengthening of inclusive education systems in the Ministry of Education of Peru and the Peruvian Down Syndrome Society, collaborating on cross-country initiatives with members of the Regional Network for Inclusive Education (Latin America), Down Syndrome International, and Inclusion International. Before starting her PhD program, she worked as an equity and inclusion consultant at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). She is interested in exploring the barriers to policies providing adequate support for teachers to serve diverse learners. Specifically, she aims to look into the way the different levels of the system interact and shape inclusive education practices.

Daniela holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Honors from the University of Piura (Peru) and a M.A. in Education (International Education Policy Analysis) from Stanford University.

Education & Certifications

  • MA Education, Stanford University, International Education Policy Analysis (2020)
  • Diploma, University of Piura, Public management and Government (2015)
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Piura, Early Childhood Education (2013)