She is a former Montessori educator with classroom teaching experience ranging from pre-K through middle school. She has developed and adapted Montessori curriculum for several non-Montessori education settings, including a community run preschool, in Durham, NC, which she helped co-create. Javiera has worked at the community level organizing, fundraising and running a cooperative bakery that focused on issues around food security and access to sustainably sourced food for low-income families. 

Before joining Alma she was serving as team coordinator and application reviewer, with Cross & Joftus LLC. She has supported the design and development of principal pipeline strategies for multiple districts, has coordinated third party application reviews for the Gwinnett County Public Schools, and has developed content for revised teacher screening processes and for competency standards rubrics across multiple districts as well. She has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Political Science.