Jessica Colorado, M.S., M.S.Ed.

Assistant Director, Center for First-generation Student Success, NASPA

Jessica Colorado

Jessica Colorado proudly identifies as a first-generation college graduate.  She joined the Center for First-generation Student Success in November 2018, from the University of Rochester where she served as information analyst with the Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering; serving low-income, first-generation and historically underrepresented student populations. Prior to Rochester, Jessica served as associate director for the Upward Bound Math & Science program at Bronx Community College.

Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester and was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Jessica is deeply committed to programs, similar to TRIO, that advance the success of first-generation college students. She also holds an M.S. in chemistry from St. John’s University and recently completed her Master of Science in Educational Policy from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.