Rasna Ekra

College Affordability Advisor

Rasna is a college affordability advisor for the New York Succeed program. In this role, she supports college students navigate the complicated financial aid process and also guides them on various aspects of college life. Rasna graduated from Lafayette College with a degree in International Affairs and Women & Gender Studies. At Lafayette, she worked at the Office of Admissions where she guided prospective students and their families through the college admissions process. Prior to joining uAspire, Rasna worked as a Summer Dean at Sadie Nash Leadership Project NY where she taught high school students about leadership and social justice. Rasna also served as a Mentor to high school students at the Fresh Air Fund’s virtual Job Readiness Training program.

Why uAspire?

I am passionate about education, specifically providing higher education access to students from underserved backgrounds. I am a first generation college student who was able to attend college because of the support and guidance of mentors and nonprofit organizations. I chose uAspire because I want to provide the same kind of support to students like me who need guidance transitioning into post-secondary education.