state representative james talarico
Texas House District 52
Service: Teach for America
James Talarico is a proud 8th generation Texan, born and raised in Round Rock. He attended Round Rock ISD public schools and graduated from McNeil High School. With the help of a PTA scholarship and financial aid, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin and his master’s degree in Education Policy from Harvard University. After graduating, he taught middle school in San Antonio before becoming Central Texas Executive Director of Reasoning Mind, a nonprofit that provides James is a former middle school software to schools to help low-income students learn math.