Eliza Catalino holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Spanish from Syracuse University. She entered the teaching profession due to her personal connection with Teach for America and KIPP. She taught for seven years, and while teaching pursued her master’s degree from the Relay Graduate School of Education. When she decided to widen her impact and enter school leadership, she earned an additional master’s in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Raised in the South Bronx, Eliza is excited to have returned home to serve and lead in the community where she grew up. She intends to become a middle school principal with the ultimate goal of becoming a network leader overseeing multiple middle schools.