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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Juan Carlos Arauz

JuanCarlos Arauz is one of the most sought-after speaker and facilitator, inspiring and captivating audiences internationally through his creative storytelling approach. He has mastered the art of addressing the delicate topics of 21st century education, equity, immigration, and Black/Brown male youth development. He has written academically on the intersection of Social Emotional Learning & Equity as well as personal testimonials and is featured in a documentary that focuses on contemporary civil rights activists. His fresh and compelling vision cultivates collaboration between various sectors, providing solutions to humanize the educational process for every student and educator. Dr. Arauz received his B.A. and M.A. in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida.  He received his Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco.  His dissertation focused on the racial identity development of undocumented youth.  His belief that we cannot have educational excellence without equity led him to establish the nonprofit, E3: Education, Excellence & Equity, where he serves as the founder. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at Dominican University and has served as a trustee for several independent schools and educational organizations. Fun facts: JuanCarlos is a proud member of a family that includes his partner, a woman of grace, and have extended their family to include 29 wonderful children (there’s a story!).  He is bilingual in Spanish/English, was born in Brazil to Nicaraguan parents and immigrated to the U.S. He has taught in the classroom and enjoys coaching female and male high school basketball championship teams.