team Director of Postsecondary Success

Jennifer Nguyen

The Bay Area and Hawaiʻi have storied educational institutions that often influence policies and programs beyond their geographic borders. I’m excited to work with Stupski’s institutional partners to advance equity locally and beyond.

Jennifer Nguyen is the director of postsecondary success at the Stupski Foundation.  She is responsible for implementing a strategy for postsecondary success in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaiʻi. She joined the Stupski Foundation in 2019.

Jennifer brings more than 10 years of experience working with students at every level of the education system. Previously, Jennifer served as the director of the student center for academic achievement (SCAA) – a comprehensive academic support and tutoring center – at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California. Under her leadership, the SCAA grew significantly, culminating in the employment of 115 students and a reach of more than 22,000 tutoring and study sessions each year.

Jennifer also served as principal researcher for the First Generation Student Success Project – a foundational study comparing the experiences of first-generation students at Georgetown and Harvard universities. The study has since influenced policy and programmatic practices for first-generation students at colleges nationwide.

Jennifer began her career in education as a college counselor at Jefferson High School in Daly City, California.

A first-generation college student from Houston, Jennifer holds a Masters and Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Georgetown University. In her spare time, she is a published creative nonfiction and short story writer.