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Javier A. Abrego
Senior Administrative Program Coordinator


Dana Center Role

Javier is a senior program coordinator for the Dana Center. He communicates progress, challenges, and project milestones to project leads and stakeholders on the various Dana Center projects. In addition, he coordinates and communicates with clients and internal staff regarding all logistical details for internal and external events, including in-person and virtual meetings, webinars, conferences, and special events.
Javier also supports the Center by coordinating internal centerwide events and activities to enhance professional relationships and organizational effectiveness and collaboration. 

Before Joining the Dana Center

Javier has 8 years of experience in the field of education and working with nonprofits in the Austin area. Prior to joining the Dana Center, Javier served as a second-grade elementary teacher in Southeast Austin, Literacy First reading intervention tutor for kindergarten – second grade students, High School STEM Facilitator, and UTeach Hands-On-Science teaching assistant for physics and astronomy courses for novice teachers.

As an educator, Javier supported staff at his campus on effective teaching practices for integrating math, science, literacy, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into morning meeting routines. He also partnered with The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education to collaborate and support student teachers entering the teaching profession. 


B.S., Applied Learning Development, The University of Texas at Austin