Nidia Carranza is a lifelong northwestsider, and current CPS Pre-K bilingual teacher. Nidia was a leader in the 2019 Chicago Teachers Union strike for educational equity. She has worked to defend immigrant families from President Trump's deportation regime, and to defend working families in our neighborhoods from displacement. Nidia is a member of the Blackhawk Park Advisory Committee in Chicago's Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, where she lives with her partner, Daniel, and their dog, Mister. She has a B.A. in Social Work from Northeastern Illinois University, and a M.S. in Education from Dominican University.