Liza M. Rodriguez, PhD


Liza M. Rodriguez has spent her career working in Philadelphia city government, human services, nonprofit, education and Hispanic communities.  

After two years as a Teach For America corps member in the Bronx, New York, Liza came to Philadelphia for a doctorate in Urban Education from Temple University.  Since then, she has held leadership positions at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC), and Big Brother, Big Sisters of America.

During this time, Liza served on numerous nonprofit boards, made presentations on issues affecting the Latino community in Philadelphia, and published several commentaries inThe Philadelphia Inquirer.  She has become a leader in the Latino community locally and regionally.

Her particular combination of experience in human services and education positioned her well to develop a cross-sytem collaboration between Philadelphia's Department of Human Services (DHS) and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).