The educational inequality Dominique Morris witnessed first-hand at her high school sparked a desire to create systemic change in the education system.
Attending a high school that housed two magnet programs and a non-magnet program on the same campus, Dominique was enrolled in one of the magnet programs. When she learned that her magnet outscored the other programs year after year, a teacher pushed her and other students to question how it could be that three programs sharing the same facilities could yield such different results.
This was her first step on the path towards advocating for educational equity.
After graduate school, Dominique worked in the New York City Department of Education in a variety of roles. While there, she became a Broad Resident and later worked in the San Jose Unified School District. Dominique credits the Residency program and The Broad Center’s alumni services as critical resources in her professional development. Now as a member of the Residency team, she is able to pay it forward and help others along their path to improve public education for all students.
Working at The Broad Residency, she maintains the program’s accreditation, manages strategic projects and provides cross-functional support to the Residency and its staff.
What activities were you involved in when you were in school?
I was involved in student government, yearbook and cheer while in school.
What advice would you give your younger self?
My advice to my younger self is don’t sweat the small stuff.
What others say about Dominique:
“We are so fortunate to have Dominique on the team. Thanks for diving in and pushing us all to be better!”
“Dominique asks great questions and has excellent taste in food.”
Articles by Dominique
Alumni Spotlight: Dominique Morris, The Broad Center Blog, October 8, 2019
I chose a career in education because I truly believe that all students are entitled to a high-quality public education, no matter their background. Working with incredibly smart leaders who have the same commitment is inspiring and motivating. Read more.
Why I love The Broad Residency session…, The Broad Center Blog, August 9, 2018
What was it like to be at the start of this journey? Hear from Dominique Morris about why she loves TBR session. Read more.