Fernando Ayala Vaca

Operations associate, recruitment and selection

Fernando Ayala Vaca knows first-hand the positive impacts education can have from his own personal experience. In high school, Fernando was fortunate to have many great teachers who not only challenged him intellectually, helped him think more critically and grow socially, but they also built strong relationships to help guide and support him. Inspired by his own teachers and seeing the positive impacts of education in his own life, Fernando wanted to help make public education systems more equitable and efficient for others as well.

As operations associate for The Broad Residency, Fernando supports all logistics of the program’s recruitment and selection process.

Prior to joining The Broad Center, Fernando served in several teaching and leadership roles while studying at Brown University, including coordinating an annual event for newly accepted students by Brown’s admissions office as well as mentoring more than 180 high school students on environmental issues.

Articles by Fernando

Committing to LGBTQ+ Engagement, The Broad Center Blog, June 25, 2019

We all need to elevate the voices of our students and that means committing to (and staying committed to) engaging in LGBTQ+ conversations. Read more.