Jaclyn Piñero

Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Area

Jaclyn is the Executive Director of uAspire’s San Francisco Bay Area site. In this role, Jaclyn is responsible for all aspects of uAspire’s ongoing success across the Bay Area, including securing funding to sustain and expand uAspire’s impact across the region; raising its regional profile and building strategic partnerships; working side by side with the Bay Area Board of Directors to drive impact and sustainability; and leading a highly effective program and fundraising team to ensure that the youth served have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college.  Prior to joining uAspire, Jaclyn worked at Bay Area Legal Aid for 14 years in progressive development roles, including as Director of Development. Jaclyn earned her BS in International Business and a minor in Spanish from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Why uAspire?

As the only college graduate in my family, I have experienced first-hand the transformative power of a postsecondary education. Through my previous work in legal aid and committing my career on issues that help to build equitable communities, I believe education remains the cornerstone in our fight for social justice. I am thrilled to work for an organization with a truly unique and specialized approach in addressing the challenges around college affordability, and to be a part of an incredibly fun, dynamic, and student-centered team!