Trae Madrigal

Educational Leadership & Policy

Alejandro (Trae) Madrigal III is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. He is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning program at The University of Texas at Austin, where he previously earned B.A.s in Philosophy and Psychology, as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy. Trae's experiences teaching secondary social studies courses with high-stakes or End-of-Course exams informed his perspective on the systems-level accountability pressures impacting students and schools. His background in philosophy influences his views on the importance of uplifting conversation on ways of knowing in the research process.