Noelia Rivera-Calderón (she/her or they/them) is the Education Team’s Tom Steel Fellow through the Pride Law Fund. Her work focuses on ensuring safe and supportive school climates for students, particularly focusing on LGBTQ+ students of color. At NWLC, she spearheaded the report “We Are Not Invisible/No Somos Invisibles: Latina Girls, Mental Health, and Philadelphia Schools” and leads ongoing advocacy for Latina mental health in schools. While completing her J.D. at Temple Law School, where they were named a 2018 National Jurist Law Student of the Year, Noelia spent time at Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center, and National Juvenile Defender Center. Passionate about students’ rights, she is a published authority on school disturbance laws and has spoken on school discipline reform, mental health, and other issues facing LGBTQ+ students of color before local, national and international audiences. Before their career as an advocate, Noelia was privileged to teach eighth grade Social Studies in her hometown of Philadelphia.