Michael Corral’s work and research focuses on historically marginalized communities of Color, their schooling systems/experiences, teachers of Color in those systems, and the infrastructures that continue to marginalize and oppress certain populations of people. As a first-generation Mexican-American from the Pacific Northwest, much of Michael’s work is anchored in the experiences and challenges that Latinx communities face throughout the Western United States.
In 2018, Michael completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus in Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy from the University of Connecticut’s NEAG School of Education. Following the completion of his dissertation in the Fall of 2018, Michael took a policy role with an education non-profit in Connecticut. In that role, Michael focused on identifying and analyzing opportunities/policies that would diversify the teacher workforce while also meeting the learning needs of Connecticut’s largest and most marginalized districts and communities.