Cora Hirschfeld
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Cora Hirschfeld

College Affordability Advisor

Cora is a College Affordability Advisor in Boston. As an advisor, she guides students and families through financial aid process to help them find an affordable path to college. She also works with students to find other sustainable post-secondary education and training opportunities. Cora joined the uAspire Afford team after working as a City Year AmeriCorps member where she provided individualized support for 7th graders, setting specific, measurable goals with students regarding coursework and attendance. Cora graduated from Bates College where she majored in anthropology with concentrations in education and race and identity studies.

Why uAspire?

How can we afford to not be doing student-centered work? I feel extremely passionate about educational equity and addressing the tremendous disparities in our public school system. I believe some of these disparities can be addressed through community-based support networks and action-oriented one-on-one advising that centers the stories and needs of all young people.