Jessica Colorado

Policy Analyst

Jessica Colorado joined SHEEO in November 2021. She serves as a policy analyst working out of SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office. In this role, Jessica will assist in a variety of areas, including the development, administration, and analysis of SHEEO’s Strong Foundations survey of state postsecondary systems, developing technical assistance and professional development materials for state-level data practitioners, and contributing to agenda development for SHEEO’s national convenings of data practitioners, researchers, and policy analysts.

Before joining SHEEO, she served as the assistant director for the Center for First-generation Student Success at NASPA. Before that, Jessica served as an information analyst for the David T. Kearns Center at the University of Rochester. Before transitioning into her role at Rochester, she served as associate director for the Upward Bound Math and Science program at Bronx Community College. Jessica, a first-generation college student, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and master’s degrees from St. John’s University in chemistry and University of Rochester in educational policy.

Outside of her work, Jessica enjoys cooking, cycling, and painting.


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