Erin Cox


Erin serves as the President of uAspire.  In this capacity, she oversees our efforts to ensure national growth with quality; our focus on studying, measuring, and tracking our impact through internal evaluation and external research partnerships with HGSE and others; and our internal organizational development work to ensure we have the systems and people necessary to achieve our mission.  Erin also currently serves as a member of the College Board’s College Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC).

Prior to uAspire, Erin spent nine years at Jumpstart for Young Children, a national social entrepreneurial early education non-profit, in a multitude of roles all focused on building and growing programs, systems, and people.  In her last role there as Vice President of Field Operations and Strategic Growth, Erin managed fundraising, program quality, and growth across Jumpstart’s national network of five regional offices, 150+ staff, 74 higher education partnerships, and 3,800 volunteers.  As Executive Director of Jumpstart’s Northeast Region from 2004-2007, Erin managed the implementation of the first-ever Jumpstart School Readiness for All Initiative, a community-based growth effort aimed at securing the partnerships and sustainable funding necessary to grow Jumpstart’s services to scale, community by community, in Boston. Under her direction, the Initiative provided individualized mentoring to more than 900 children in Roxbury, received the prestigious Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration, and expanded to neighboring Jamaica Plain, North Dorchester, and South Boston.  Erin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Tufts University and is a graduate of the Commonwealth Seminar (2005) and LeadBoston (2007).

Why uAspire?

I believe everyone deserves a high-quality education, and I’ve dedicated my career to taking proven solutions to pressing educational problems and scaling them to achieve greater direct and systemic impact. uAspire’s hyper-focus on college affordability is so needed, our experience and expertise is vast, and our team is phenomenal – I truly feel blessed to have the opportunity to spend each day figuring out how to get more students on an affordable path to and through the postsecondary education of their choice!