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Jesse O’Connell

Jesse O’Connell is the strategy director for federal policy at Lumina Foundation, based out of their Washington, D.C. office. He leads the development and advancement of the foundation’s federal policy priorities, with the goal of increasing the attainment of high-quality credentials and promoting affordable pathways through postsecondary education.Prior to joining...Read bio »

Don’t Forget Damaris

Nov 30, 2017

Nearly two years ago we told you about Damaris Ortiz, who was born in Mexico and immigrated to California in her teens. Now pursuing a bachelor’s degree, her path remains difficult. She and many students like her have obligations that go beyond the classroom, which is why we need to emphasize policies that better meet students’ needs.

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