Lucy Montalvo joined the Equity Center as a Project Manager. Lucy is originally from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, living half her life in Puerto Rico and the other half in the United States. She worked in education for 16 years, 13 as an elementary school teacher. As a community activist and educator, she brings expertise in multilingual and culturally relevant curriculum development and implementation. She has a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley. She is especially interested in oral language development and its effects on biliteracy. She is currently the President for the Virginia Dual Language Educator Network (VADLEN). She is currently the Associate Director of Starr Hill Pathways.