Jocelyn strongly believes that every student should have a support network to aid their transition from high school to college Yhis passion has led her to develop summer bridge programs, attend graduate school to research summer melt, and now to work with Summer Search on the Post-Secondary team. Working with educators, students, their families and other key stakeholders to change the way first generation students experience education keeps her grounded in college access and higher education fields.
Native to Texas, Jocelyn is new to Boston, but is ecstatic that there is a Dunkin’ on almost every corner! Her love of coffee began in college at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, where she graduated with a BA in History and Global Studies, with a concentration in Anthropology and a minor in Political Science. After college, she became immersed in college access work as a college advisor in a high school in Dallas. Her need for helping students and for coffee grew until she realized going to graduate school in New York would elevate her knowledge of education systems. Jocelyn has most recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Anthropology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
When not working, researching, or drinking Dunkin’ iced coffees, Jocelyn is taking care of her cat and her garden. She never shies away from trying to cook or bake a new dish, but is resolutely trying to improve her cake decorating skills! Exploring new places on her own or with friends and being in nature brings her joy, along with quieter activities like embroidery, reading and painting.