From his days as a homeless child in one of the most dangerous cities in Honduras to his migration to the United States as an unaccompanied minor, Dr. Zelaya speaks of higher education as a beacon of hope for families and communities. Dr. Zelaya is a 1st-generation college student who in the year 2006 became the first one in his family to graduate from High School.
Dr. Jose Luis Zelaya graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in English as a Second Language as well as a Ph. D. in Urban Education. He ultimately owes his personal and academic achievements to the great sacrifices of his family, broad systems of support, mentors, and his strong personal desire to succeed.
After his graduation, he formed Dr. Zelaya Educational Consulting LLC where would continue his vision of serving the community. For the past two years, the company has passionately served students, educators, and families in the state of Texas and throughout the nation. Dr. Zelaya and his family currently reside in College Station, Texas where they recently celebrated the arrival of his newborn son Amael in October who joins his 2-year-old daughter Amaris.
Dr. Zelaya travels across the nation speaking to students, educators, families, and communities about the generational power of education. His message has been broadcasted to people all over the world via television, radio, and newspapers.
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