Senior Policy Analyst, Higher Education
Jessie Hernández-Reyes is a senior policy analyst on the higher education policy team. She focuses on promoting policies and strategies that increase student success, retention, and completion for students of color and low-income students.
Prior to joining The Education Trust, Jessie worked as the Institutional Practices Manager at Excelencia in Education, where she led a national effort to identify and promote evidence-based practices accelerating Latino student success in higher education.
A native of San Diego, California, Jessie holds a bachelor’s degree in Chicanx Studies and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Marzapan lattes, tacos al pastor, a good sunset, and authentic conversations
Being the first in my family to graduate from college and having my loved ones present on this very special day
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
The Education Trust affirms my existence as the proud daughter of two Mexican immigrants and proud product of a college access program. It has provided me the opportunity to unapologetically advocate for students from my shared background.