Jessica Tellez

Program Director

Jessica joined Coaching4Change in 2021 and serves as Program Director. In this role, she leads the execution and evaluation of the placement team and facilitates collaboration across C4C’s regional hubs. Jessica brings 8+ years of education, youth, and workforce development experience including within the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and YouthBuild USA, a national nonprofit dedicated to developing the academic, work-readiness, and leadership skills within Opportunity Youth. She firmly believes that with equitable access and support, young people can become agents of their own learning, career, and lives.

Jessica is a proud first-generation college graduate, with a MA in Urban Education Policy from Brown University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso. She currently serves as a Massachusetts Education Policy Fellow and co-chair for Education Pioneers’ New England Alumni Board. Jessica enjoys weekend trips to nowhere, all things fandom/geek culture, and is a voracious podcast consumer.

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