Professor, Author, Speaker

Research with social and educational impact

Dr. Rios partners with school districts and communities to address system inequities and promote prosperity, well-being, and educational achievement for at-promise students and their families.

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Professional Learning

Inspirational keynotes and training for Educators and Organizational Leaders.

Virtual Presentations

Interactive webinars for educators, students, and organizational leaders.



Author of six books and multiple articles and reports


Educator Projected Self-Actualization

Dr. Rios trains educators on anti-racist teaching practices that promote student belonging, care, and self-actualization. 

"The stories, the anecdotes, that’s what really touched my heart, that’s what really touched my student’s heart."
Maria J.
Teacher San Gabriel High
"He shared his universal knowledge and expertise in education with our audience of business professionals, policy makers and educators"
Monica Villalobos
President and CEO
He ignited the day as our keynote by reminding us that "educators have the power to transform lives"
Dr. Melissa Castillo
Deputy Associate Superintendent

Featured Scholars

Demontea Thompson

Love Jefferson

Dr. Cassandra Villa

The Pushouts

Dr. Rios’s work and life story is featured in this award-winning documentary by filmmaker Katie Galloway.

 The film focuses on educational equity and supporting marginalized students in building a voice and succeeding in life. Purchase the film for screening by visiting: The Pushouts will screen at the following conferences and festivals: