Ms. Elizabeth Cabrera is the first Bell Gardens resident to sit on the Montebello Unified School District Board of Education and the proud daughter of immigrant parents from San José de Gracia, Jalisco, Mexico. She is the second oldest of four siblings, all of whom attended Montebello Unified School District schools. As a product of Montebello Unified Schools, she attended Cesar E. Chavez Elementary, Suva Intermediate and Bell Gardens High School. Being a first-generation college student and the first in her family to attend college, Ms. Cabrera earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Spanish from Harvard University and a Master’s in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University.
Her entire career has been dedicated to helping our most vulnerable and economically challenged communities, in particular students and families in our education system. Ms. Cabrera has always had a calling for public service and has over 10 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, family advocate, mentor, and nonprofit director. Whether it was creating individualized plans for students, developing curriculum for family workshops, providing advice and guidance to a mentee about college, or creating a strategic plan for a nonprofit, she is always thinking about how to engage families and set up students and communities for success.
Currently, Elizabeth works as a Project Coordinator in the City of Los Angeles, helping our most vulnerable populations find and maintain jobs.