Daniel Trujillo

Associate Director, Advancement

Daniel Trujillo is an associate director at Jobs for the Future. He leads projects that support state and regional leaders in efforts to design and strengthen systems of equitable pathways for economic advancement.

His skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Pathways
  • Transitions
  • Equity
  • Policy design and implementation
  • Strategic planning

Before joining JFF, Daniel worked at the Aspen Institute, where he led projects that promote excellence and equity in pathways from community college into the labor market. He previously served as a consultant with the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, providing education policy advice and capacity-building support to member and non-member countries.

Earlier in his career, he worked at Mass Insight in Boston, where he supported school turnaround efforts across the United States, and he was a teacher and administrator at a small public arts high school, where he led efforts to develop and implement pathways.

“I am attracted to JFF’s work because of its focus on systems, equity, and economic advancement for all,” Daniel says.

He has bachelor’s degrees in chemical biology and music from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s in educational administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and an MPA from Sciences Po in Paris.

Outside of work, he says, “I enjoy traveling, reading, music, and film.”