College Affordability Advisor
Katrina is a College Affordability Advisor based in Massachusetts at Boston Community Leadership Academy, Fenway High, the English High and TechBoston Academy. She supports students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make decisions around affordable college pathways. Prior to joining uAspire, she has worked as a Research Interviewer with the Oregon Social Learning Center working on a study to increase justice-involved youth and young adults access to effective substance-misuse treatment. More recently, she served with City Year Boston as a AmeriCorps Member and Team Leader in Boston Public Schools, where she tutored and mentored students to promote academic and social-emotional success. She attended Willamette University where she received a BA in Sociology.
I strongly believe in uAspire's mission! After going through my own college experience and working within the Financial Services Industry, I am motivated by the potential of making postsecondary education affordable for everyone and the positive effects on economic mobility that will rise, from postsecondary education attainment, for BIPOC individuals.