Thalya Reyes supports communications efforts in Programs and Advocacy, building capacity and resources for the education justice movement via technical assistance, community building and mobilization, content creation, and storytelling. She also works closely with Schott’s Communications team.

Thalya’s prior work includes communications, research, and community and union organizing for local, state, national, and international organizations, primarily nonprofit, advocacy, and educational institutions. Her employment and volunteer experiences span labor, food and environmental justice, education, urban planning, public health, and domestic and international economic policy. 

A proud public school graduate and first-generation college graduate, Thalya earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with minors in Geographic Information Science and Geography from Rowan University. After two years of AmeriCorps service, she completed a dual Master’s in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning (MPP/MCRP) from Rutgers University, making connections between education, transportation, housing, and community health.

Thalya is fluent in Spanish; loves African, Caribbean, and Latin American food; and enjoys distance running, usually racing distances 5K up to half marathon.