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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Danette Howard, Ph.D.

Danette Gerald Howard, Ph.D. is senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing student access and success in postsecondary education. Howard oversees several of Lumina’s key strategies to increase Americans’ attainment of high-quality postsecondary degrees and credentials.

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STRATEGY DIRECTOR

Scott Jenkins

Scott Jenkins serves as strategy director for Lumina Foundation. In that role, he leads development and advancement of the Foundation’s State Policy Agenda. Scott has a broad and extensive background in institutional, state, and federal policy development and execution.

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STRATEGY OFFICER FOR STATE POLICY

Paola Santana

Paola Santana is Lumina's Strategy Officer for State Policy. Santana comes to us from UNITE-LA and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce where she served as senior director leading the development of UNITE-LA’s college access and success portfolio.

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STRATEGY OFFICER FOR STATE POLICY

Amanda DeLaRosa

Amanda DeLaRosa serves as strategy officer for state policy at Lumina Foundation where she supports state efforts to increase postsecondary attainment and eliminate equity gaps through the implementation of Lumina's state policy agenda. DeLaRosa assists the foundation's collaboration with key state policy partners including National Conference of State Legislatures, State Higher Education Executive Officers, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, HCM Strategists, and state agencies.

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