Nayelli holds a M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on Bilingual/Bicultural Education and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio focusing on Bilingual Early Childhood Education. Nayelli is a former bilingual education teacher, Bilingual/ESL Specialist, and Dual Language Specialist. Her current work focuses on equitable dual language programs, biliteracy, and bilingual and ESL teacher preparation.
Nayelli is a Coordinator for the bilingual education professional development sequence cohorts and teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) Methods, and Acquisition of Language and Literacy courses.