Leidy V. Quiceno was born in Medellin, Colombia and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She is passionate about civil rights and racial and educational equity. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; is a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma); has earned a graduate certificate in gender, leadership and public policy; and got her Master of Science in transnational, cultural, and community studies from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. As a graduate student, she focused on dismantling the school-to-prison-to-deportation pipeline and implementing critical pedagogy practices in her classroom.
Leidy was the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college, and she didn't want to be the last. Therefore, she decided to become an educator in order to create new pathways for her younger family members, as well as her underrepresented immigrant community. As a former science teacher turned student advocate, she worked to racially, politically, and academically empower at-promise urban youth of color.
Leidy joined E4E because she aspires to work with progressive educators who are passionate about collectively improving the quality of education of all youth in Boston.