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Amanda Montez Honored with National Social Justice Award

Jesuit High School's Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Amanda Montez has been named a 2022 recipient of the Moira Erin O'Donnell Emerging Leader for Justice award by the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN). This award honors young adults who have received undergraduate degrees from a U.S. Jesuit university, and have demonstrated significant social justice leadership in their communities. Ms. Montez will be honored at Ignite: A Celebration of Justice, in New York City this Wednesday, April 27.

Ms. Montez attended Loyola Marymount University for undergrad before pursuing a graduate degree in international and multicultural education from the University of San Francisco. Her research focuses on the alumni of Jesuit middle schools and how they transition to predominantly white high schools. She aims to create systems of racial equity at work, in her research, and as an author of Jesuit's West Community Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE).

"I feel so honored and humbled to receive this award from ISN," says Ms. Montez. "I have admired and participated in their programming since I was a high school student so it feels surreal to be honored for my work and research!"

Congratulations, Ms. Montez, for this incredible honor.

Find out more info about this award and read Ms. Montez's full write-up here.