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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Kristy Esparza

Kristy Esparza

Program Manager, Character Education

As the program manager for the Character Education Program, Kristy Esparza develops curriculum and professional development resources in support of the Character Based Literacy (CBL), Insight, and Storyteller programs. She also markets Character Education programs within the University and the broader community, writes content that explores contemporary issues in ethics and education, and collaborates on a range of special projects and programs.

Prior to working at the Center, Esparza managed the Visual Arts Program for DC Public Schools (DCPS), where she wrote curriculum, designed professional development programs, and created a series of exhibitions and events that showcased student work. She also developed a series of intensive school programs, teacher workshops, and partnership programs as the manager of Education Programs for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum.

Esparza earned her master's degree in Latin American Studies with a graduate certificate in Museum Studies from New York University, where she also worked with Access and Community Programs at the Museum of Modern Art.