M.S.Ed. Long Island University, Brooklyn
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Yianella Blanco is a doctoral student in the Program in Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include modern Central American history, migration, and borders and how they intersect with the education of recently arrived Central American immigrant youth. She has presented at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), College and University Faculty Association (CUFA), and the International Society for the Social Studies (ISS).
In addition to being a student, she is a recipient of the Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship, and co-leads the Youth Historians Project in Harlem. She has also worked as a field supervisor for pre-service teachers and was the edTPA coordinator for the Social Studies Ed program. Prior to coming to Teachers College, she worked as a high school social studies and special ed teacher in NYC, as well as a development coach and later site director for the New York City Teaching Fellows program.