Jenna Sablan

Senior Policy Analyst

Jenna Sablan joined SHEEO in September 2020. She serves as a senior policy analyst in SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office. In this role, Dr. Sablan contributes to SHEEO’s work on student success and equity.


Before joining SHEEO, Dr. Sablan was an assistant research professor at Georgetown University in the Center on Education and the Workforce where she led research on free college and higher education policy. She previously served as the inaugural 2016–17 American Educational Research Association/American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellow on the Senate Budget Committee, where she focused on college affordability policy. She has also held postdoctoral and institutional research positions at the University of Maryland and Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Sablan received her Ph.D. in urban education policy and M.A. in economics from the University of Southern California, and her B.A. in political science, B.A. in social policy, and Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies from American University, where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar.

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SHEEO Welcomes Dr. Jenna Sablan as Senior Policy Analyst

by Annahita Jimmerson

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Dr. Jenna Sablan as a senior policy analyst. Jenna Sablan Dr. Sablan will be located at SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office. Her work will focus on identifying and promoting best policies and practices related to closing equity gaps in higher education, improving student success and employment outcomes, and addressing the needs of the workforce. Dr. Sablan will support innovative state- and system-level…

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SHEEO Equity Work and Resources

To support our members in their pursuit of racial equity in higher education, SHEEO has created this page of resources. This page is also a way for SHEEO to show its commitment to racial equity and justice. Here you will find links to information about our Equity Advisory Committee and SHEEO’s  Project Pipeline Repair. Additional resources include webinars, white papers, new research, grant projects, easily accessible data, and resources provided by…

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