Yassi Davoodi

Vice President of Development, New York

As the regional director of New York, Yassi is the lead strategic advisor to inform programmatic, policy, and fundraising initiatives. Previously, as the senior program director of virtual implementation, Yassi oversaw the virtual advising program in New York City and postsecondary advising in the Bay Area. Yassi's first role at uAspire was launching and stewarding the partnership with University of California Office of the President. Yassi joins uAspire from iMentor and City Year New York. Yassi attended the College of Wooster and received a college counseling certification from the Options Institute in New York.

Why uAspire?

I do this work because I was once a high school senior unable to afford my college options. One way in which our country's history of institutionalized racism contributes to the continued gate keeping of our higher ed institutions is through cost. I am committed to working towards ensuring students and families have accurate information and support to navigate the (at times, unnecessarily) complex systems to identify, access, and successfully attain an affordable post secondary credential.