Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer’s professional experience has allowed her to link research to practice in the field of school counseling, specifically as it relates to college access and retention for urban students. Before joining the HGSE faculty, Savitz-Romer was the associate director of the Boston Higher Education Partnership, where she led research, policy, and programmatic initiatives focused on promoting college access, readiness, and support for Boston Public School students. Savitz-Romer is particularly interested in how schools structure counseling support systems and college planning efforts to reach all students. Her work has also included directing various enrichment programs for middle school, high school, and first-year college students in the Boston Public Schools, Boston University, Boston College, and Simmons College. Her research interests include college access and success for urban students, early college planning and awareness, school counselor development, K–16 policies and reform, youth development, and school-university partnerships. She is the author of the book, “Ready, Willing, and Able: A developmental approach to college access and success,” Harvard Education Press.