Ana Gutierrez is a senior program manager at Jobs for the Future. She conducts research, plans activities, and provides technical assistance for Linked Learning initiatives, including the Regional Hubs of Excellence and Pathways to Prosperity projects.
Ms. Gutierrez has over 10 years of experience in education, nonprofits, government, and politics. In education, Ana worked on projects ranging from teacher preparation pathway development between regional K-14 systems and university teacher credentialing institutions, to creating a study abroad program and scholarship for underrepresented first-generation community college students. In government, she worked on inclusionary housing policies, land use management, and the creation of a seven-year Community Investment Grant for a local municipality that funded a neighborhood based nonprofit providing social, educational and health services to a community plagued by gang violence and poverty. She conducted a quantitative analysis for the U.S. Department of Labor's apprenticeship program as a part of an international research team. Ms. Gutierrez enjoyed a 14-year teaching career in California as an English teacher at Liberty High School and as a tenured English professor at Los Medanos College. She has also held various leadership positions as a board member of a nonprofit, and as a city councilmember and vice mayor in California.
Ms. Gutierrez has a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and recently obtained an MPA from the Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) with concentrations in Economic and Territorial Development, and Global Energy and Sustainability Policy. She also holds an M.Ed in cross-cultural teaching from National University.