Gretchen supports state efforts to increase postsecondary attainment through Lumina’s state policy agenda.
Gretchen previously served as the associate director of policy and research at the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), an interstate compact of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and, Vermont. She led NEBHE’s policy team in tracking and analyzing higher education trends, issues, policies, and best practices to support institutions, systems, legislators and state leaders. She managed NEBHE's three-year Redesigning Student Aid in New England project, a Lumina-funded initiative to support states assessing and redesigning state aid programs, and authored NEBHE's multi-part series on the impact of higher education on the regional economy.
Gretchen earned her bachelor’s degree in economics at Jacksonville University and her master’s degree in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania.