Mireya Sandoval
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Mireya Sandoval

Senior Director of State Consulting

Mireya Sandoval is the Senior Director of State Consulting at uAspire. In this role, she is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with state-wide stakeholders while leading deep consultative engagements that result in customized recommendations per state. Previously at uAspire, as the Senior Manager of Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA), she managed national training partnerships and delivered high-quality technical assistance while centering on the needs of students. Mireya's cross-sector experience includes training, partnership management, work-based learning models, conference planning and execution, IT, and college student support. Prior to rejoining uAspire, she was the Senior Program Manager at Jobs for the Future's Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning. She has also held roles at El Paso Community College and YouthBuild USA, a national nonprofit organization serving Opportunity Youth. She holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Why uAspire?

For me, it has been very important to see youth realize their potential and achieve their post-secondary goals. Through my work experiences, I have seen how college affordability has been one of the major barriers for students. As a first-generation college student, I am aware of the challenges my family encountered when I first applied for college and tried to decipher the financial aid process. uAspire is doing amazing and unique work by supporting students and their families through various service models. I am excited to play a part in uAspire's efforts to challenge the systems that make college unaffordable and help students feel empowered to achieve their dreams and goals.