“The precept In Lak’Ech by Luis Valdez and Domingo Martinez Paredes has been my mantra for the past few years. “Tú eres mi otro yo. You are my other me. Si te hago daño a ti, If I do harm to you, Me hago daño a mi mismo. I do harm to myself. Si te amo y respeto, If I love and respect you, Me amo y respeto yo. I love and respect myself.” I am committed to the work of an equitable education system in hopes of restoring a fraction of what has been stolen from my fellow Black, Indigenous, and people of color siblings across this nation so that the precept In Lak’Ech can become an embodied reality amongst us all.”
Julita Bailey-Vasco joined the Foundation in 2020. Previously, Julita worked at JFF (Jobs For the Future), a national nonprofit that leads the workforce and education system in achieving economic advancement for all. At JFF, she was responsible for developing her team’s communications plan, managing communications grant deliverables, and was a thought partner in developing JFF’s postsecondary transformation agenda.
Julita has also worked as student affairs professional for Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College, and Eastern Nazarene College.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Cedarville University, a master’s degree in management from Eastern Nazarene College, and a graduate certificate in higher education, leadership, and management from UMass, Amherst.