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Jesse O’Connell

Jesse O’Connell is a deputy director based out of Lumina Foundation's Washington, D.C. office. In this capacity he helps lead work to develop and support models of postsecondary finance as well as advance federal policy to increase the attainment of high-quality credentials.Prior to joining Lumina, Jesse served as the assistant...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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