Alexandra Waugh is a director in Solutions Design & Delivery at JFF. She specializes in designing and providing technical assistance and strategic support to state postsecondary systems and institutions. Currently, she leads the Student Success Center Network’s stakeholder engagement strategy.
Her skills and areas of expertise include:
- Postsecondary reform and redesign
- College and career pathways
- Technical assistance design and provision
- Systems change
- Partnership and network development
Before joining JFF, Waugh 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in sociology, Simmons University
- Master’s degree in public policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
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.