Jaclyn Piñero
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Jaclyn Piñero

Interim Co-CEO, Chief Regional Officer

As the chief regional officer, Jaclyn leads the regional director team and continues to oversee Bay Area operations. Previously, as executive director of uAspire’s San Francisco Bay Area site, Jaclyn was responsible for all aspects of uAspire’s ongoing success across the Bay Area, including: securing funding to sustain and expand uAspire’s impact across the region and raising its regional profile and building strategic partnerships. Prior to joining uAspire, Jaclyn worked at Bay Area Legal Aid for 14 years in progressive development roles, including as director of development. Jaclyn earned her BS in international business and a minor in Spanish from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Why uAspire?

As the only college graduate in my family, I have experienced first-hand the transformative power of a post secondary education. Through my previous work in legal aid and committing my career on issues that help to build equitable communities, I believe education remains the cornerstone in our fight for social justice. I am thrilled to work for an organization with a truly unique and specialized approach in addressing the challenges around college affordability, and to be a part of an incredibly fun, dynamic, and student-centered team!