Manuel J. Jiménez moved from Spain to New Mexico with his wife and two children in 2011, as a member of an international cooperation program, to teach math to underserved high school students living in an impoverished area in Albuquerque. His teaching philosophy is based on high expectations for everyone in the educational community, combined with the seeking of social justice and equal opportunities. In 2014, he was admitted to the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences doctoral program at the University of New Mexico. His main research interests are focused on the analysis of educational policies using mathematical, statistical, and computational procedures, the systematic use of data to guide the whole functioning of educational institutions, and the development of innovative strategies to teach math. He cooperates as a graduate research assistant at the UNM Cradle to Career Policy Institute (CCPI, former CEPR) since 2015, where he performs data analysis and designs data visualizations. He holds the equivalent to a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics.