Dr. Muñoz is the United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County‘s Eastside Promise Neighborhood Director, a $23.7M dollar grant over 5 years by the Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Education. Dr. Muñoz oversees the Eastside Promise Neighborhood Implementation Plan inclusive of the neighborhood’s cradle to college to career pipelines. Dr. Muñoz was previously the Manager of the multi-million dollar Making Connections Partnership, a two generation strategy that improves opportunities for children to read on grade level by 3rd grade while strengthening family economic security through increased earnings, income and assets. She also directed a variety of United Way initiatives related to fostering family economic success and has overseen multiple publicly and privately funded projects, including SAVE USA, a matched savings account program, and a FINRA Foundation grant on financial education. Her experience has spanned 12 years in San Antonio’s family economic success and education initiatives through work with various non-profits, the City of San Antonio’s Dept. of Community Initiatives, and now United Way. Dr. Muñoz received her doctorate in Education (Culture, Literacy and Language) from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a 2010/2011 Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellow.