Eliana Tardio Hurtado is a Program Associate II in Special Education Policy and Practice and is based out of a home office in Florida.
Eliana has an extensive career in special education. She started her career working on Early Intervention 2004 and brings significant expertise and dedication to her work with a focus on inclusion. Before joining WestEd, Eliana joined the Florida Parent Center world in 2014 and spent eight years in a variety of positions, including Program Director, Inclusion and Diversity Director, and Communications and Development Director for the Family Network on Disabilities. Eliana is a worldwide influencer on topics related to improving equity and outcomes for people with disabilities, with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity.
Eliana holds a B.S. in Communications and Legal Studies, and a master’s degree in Legal Studies from Hodges University of Naples in Florida. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from her native country of Bolivia, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Spain.