Senior Policy Analyst, Higher Education

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is the senior policy analyst for higher education at GBPI, where she focuses on state policies that provide Georgians greater opportunity to complete a higher education credential regardless of race, ethnicity and family income.

Prior to joining GBPI in 2017, she was research associate and director of the Texas Kids Count Project at the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Wellesley College and holds a master’s in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Posts by Jennifer Lee

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Boost Georgia’s Workforce with Affordable Child Care for Student Parents

Georgia can help produce enough college graduates to meet employer demand and improve family incomes by increasing child ...
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Strengthen Georgia’s Workforce by Making College Affordable for All

Six Proposals to Build on HOPE’s Foundation Making a college degree affordable for more Georgians is one of ...
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Three Trends Shaping Georgia Higher Education: Webinar Recap

Education beyond high school increases earning potential, strengthens the workforce, boosts economic development and helps move people up ...
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Georgia’s Higher Education Goals Hurt by Undocumented Student Policies

Across Georgia, people aspire to go to college. But students caught in the web of immigration laws and ...
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Georgia’s Education Cuts a Growing Burden for Low-Income Students

Postsecondary education and training are key to long-term financial security, as more Georgia employers want to hire workers ...
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Georgia Higher Education Data Book

This guide is designed to provide a demographic snapshot of Georgia’s colleges at the outset of the 2017-2018 ...

Georgia Higher Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2018

Higher Education Budget Overview The Legislature is directing $2.3 billion to the university system and $361 million to ...
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Knock Down Barriers Between Georgia Students and College Graduation

I attended my dad’s Ph.D. graduation as a kid. Long before cell phones gained popularity, my mom sent ...
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Georgia Lawmakers Press for More Lottery Dollars for Education

Georgia’s HOPE and Pre-K programs stood to gain as much as $127 million if state lawmakers successfully nudged ...
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College Students Squeezed as State Shrinks its Share of School Costs

Georgia’s university system Board of Regents is set to meet this month to decide on tuition rates for the ...
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Presentation: Equity in Higher Education – Who gets HOPE?

Georgia’s lottery-funded HOPE Scholarships and Grants are among the state’s most well-known programs, and thousands of students benefit ...

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