Nancy JodaitisShe/Her/Ella Director of Higher Education, Immigrants Rising
Nancy is a highly skilled educational leader, strategist, and statewide advocate with unique expertise in building academic pathways to support undocumented students’ entry & success in higher education. Currently she is developing systemic solutions to expand equitable implementation of in-state tuition & increase award rates for the California Dream Act. She trains financial aid, admissions, and UndocuSupport personnel to expand promising practices. Nancy publishes guides and educational materials for undocumented students. Previously, she worked as a financial aid counselor, transfer advisor, and undocumented student advocate.