Ana Beatriz Cholo is communications manager for California Charter Schools Association, Los Angeles. Cholo is a Los Angeles-based writer, photographer and activist who has worked as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, the Press Telegram in Long Beach and the Whittier Daily News. Her areas of focus include writing about race, equality, identity and social justice. She was part of the Chicago Tribune education team nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2004. More recently, she has performed communications work for Courage Campaign, California Calls and the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California. Ana occasionally contributes to the Huffington Post. She served four years in the U.S. Navy.