Jorge Ruiz de Velasco
Jorge Ruiz de Velasco is deputy director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University. He came to Stanford from Berkeley Law School where he directed the Warren Institute's Program on Education Law and Policy. The focus of his work is on the study and promotion of change in public schools, the implications of education reform for disadvantaged students, education law and policy, and the effect of immigration on schools and communities. Prior to his appointment at the Warren Institute, he served as director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford. He was also a program officer for educational opportunity and scholarship at the Ford Foundation, a senior program officer at both the James Irvine and William & Flora Hewlett Foundations, a senior research associate at The Urban Institute, and a lawyer and policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. He holds a J.D. degree from Boalt Hall School of Law (now Berkeley Law) and a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.