Andrea Juncos is an Associate Director with Jobs for the Future’s Postsecondary State Policy team, which works to improve student success by helping states and their community colleges dramatically increase the number of students who complete college and earn credentials with high value in the labor market. Ms. Juncos plays a leadership role in the team’s growing body of work around the national network of Student Success Centers, including the development of a communications strategy for the network, the implementation of a system of services and supports for the centers, and the delivery of a series of professional development opportunities for Center executive directors. Ms. Juncos also leads policy research and analysis, and assists with the delivery of in-state technical assistance.
Before joining JFF, Ms. Juncos was the director of communications at New York Law School, where she was chief writer and editor for all publications. Previously, she worked for the New York City Department of Education as the special assistant to the regional superintendent of Region 2 in the Bronx; and as associate editor at Catalyst, a research and consulting firm dedicated to advancing women and people of color in business. For nearly a decade, Ms. Juncos played several roles at Girls Write Now, a mentoring and college prep program for high school girls. She mentored students, led mentee enrollment, and served on the board of directors—most recently as acting chair.
Ms. Juncos holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and education from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.