B.A in American History, Columbia University; M.A. in Teaching Social Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining the New York City Public School System, Milagros worked in the financial sector for approximately five years. This job was not sufficiently fulfilling or challenging, so she became a mentor for students at the Double Discovery Program at Columbia University. Milagros has worked at Manhattan Middle School for Scientific Inquiry for two years as a bilingual 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies teacher. She has also taught at Brandeis High School as a 9th grade global history teacher.