Dr. Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette is the Director of Project Adelante Moving Forward and a Research Professor at the University of California, Riverside. She has degrees from Claremont University and Harvard University. As a Ford Foundation post-doctoral fellow, she completed four years of study in linguistics and second language acquisition at Harvard University which resulted in the publication of Conversations of Miguel and Maria: How Children Learn a Second Language (Pearson1996).
She is the author of several English language Development curriculums including: Santillana Intensive English K-8, Opening Doors (Santillana), Ready for English (National Textbook) and English language Benchmarks (Santillana, 2004), Best Practices in Teaching Interdisciplinary Vocabulary and the RULE of 3 Early Language and Literacy program.
Robert Aquila is the Administrative Assistant for the Project Adelante Moving Forward office at the University of California, Riverside. He is an alumni of the UC Riverside and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
He serves as the office administrator to coordinate Financial, Fiscal Policy, Professional Development & Program Implementation support between the University of California, Riverside and project partners.