Elena A. Dominguez Contreras joined Inicia Educación in 2014 and there she manages several programs aimed to support and improve the quality of secondary level of public schools in the Dominican Republic (DR). Prior to joining Inicia Educación, she taught as a teacher in an independent school and as an instructor of professional development courses for teachers in the DR. Dominguez’s professional work outside of designing and implementing educational programs includes research with UPENN, related to the teaching and curriculum of mathematics in elementary schools. In addition, she teaches early childhood education courses at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) y Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)