Tyler Wu
San Francisco Bay Area
Email Tyler

Tyler Wu

California Policy Director

Tyler is currently the California Policy Director for uAspire. In this role, he leads the strategy and execution of uAspire’s California state-based policy agenda and systems change projects. Previously, Tyler was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Education Trust—West, an educational justice organization committed to education equity and civil rights, where he led the organization’s college affordability portfolio. Tyler also served as the Student Body President for the University of Washington and held internships with the United States Senate HELP Committee, Institute for Higher Education Policy, and College Board. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington and a MA in Higher Education Policy & Finance from the George Washington University. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys hiking, running, and eating Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Why uAspire?

As the first person in my family to go to college, I know the importance of a college degree and the financial barriers you have to overcome in order to get one. uAspire’s commitment to students to drive policy and systems change is what is needed to make California’s higher education system more accessible, affordable, and equitable.