Griselda Macias

Griselda Macias

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Impact


Griselda Macias has over a decade of experience working on empowering students’ to access, persist and succeed through their post-secondary programs. She previously served as the College Access Coordinator at The Latin American Youth Center, where she managed two auxiliary higher education programs: The Bard College Clemente Course and New Futures Scholarship. In this role she provided financial, mentoring, and college-readiness support in an effort to encourage successful transition and completion of their post-secondary programs. Prior to this time she also served as an Outreach Coordinator at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and at Northern Illinois University, where she organized events in the Midwest and across the country that promote the importance of a college education. As a first generation college graduate, Griselda began her passion and career for inspiring low-income and students of color to access a higher education while working at The Education Trust, a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. Griselda earned her B.A. in Communications, Public Relations and minor in Political Science from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.

Ask me about...

Making the BEST Mexican Chicken Flautas!

My superpower is...

Building strong and healthy relationships with young people!