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Get to Know the Team

Our team is composed of students and professionals who are passionate about education and giving back to El Paso. 

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Miguel Moya

 Co-Founder and President of El Paso Leadership Network, Miguel is a Master's candidate in Education Leadership, Organizations and Entrepreneurship at Harvard University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Columbia University.

In the summer of 2022, he was a Policy & Advocacy Fellow for Leadership for Educational Equity and joined Teach for America as an 8th grade world history teacher in a low income community of Miami, Florida from 2021-2023.

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Janine Knauerhase

Currently finishing a Master's in Education and Globalisation in Oulu, Finland, Janine completed her Bachelor's in International Studies with German and French language studies. She has experience working in U.S. Representative and State congressional offices and has a background in education sciences and research.  

In addition to being in charge of promoting educational development in EPLN, instructional design, and managing the website and content Janine also takes care of general operations since joining as a board member in May 2022. At the beginning of 2024 she stepped into the Vice Presidency Role.

Eric Diaz

Introduction to one of our new members coming soon

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Andrea Arana

Having earned a Master of Science in Public Health and Health Education with a concentration in Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin, Andrea possesses a strong foundation in strategic planning and evaluation, needs assessments, research, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.  


Andrea serves in the EPLN Board handling to data collection and fundraising, She is also founder of the Adelante Scholars Program in affiliation with EPLN for providing  academic and professional empowerment to high school students in the Rio Grande Valley Part of Texas.

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