Alexandra Waugh is an associate director for JFF’s Postsecondary team, providing technical assistance and strategic support to state systems and institutions.
She helps states and their community colleges increase the number of students who complete college and earn high-value credentials that lead to good jobs. Her responsibilities include developing and coordinating customized technical assistance opportunities for state and systems leaders, as well as networks.
Currently, she leads the Student Success Center Network’s state engagement strategy and the Student Success Center Network Leadership Team.
Alexandra focuses on identifying and expanding state and institutional policies and practices to support learners. She works closely with state education and workforce systems, postsecondary institutions, workforce development boards, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to design and implement tailored technical assistance strategies. Those efforts include creating customized tools for designing meta-majors, cultivating regional partnerships, assessing organizational capacity, leveraging and braiding funding, engaging employers, and more.
Before coming to JFF, Alexandra supported the design and implementation of a five-year research project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation focused on the transition of youth with disabilities into adulthood. She also served under Massachusetts State Senator Cynthia Creem as a Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fellow.
Outside of JFF, Alexandra is a dedicated community member. She serves on her town’s historical commission and is a member of and a volunteer for the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.