ASAP Board Secretary Liliana Ornelas is the Program Development Manager on the Innovation and Strategy team at American Student Assistance (ASA) in Boston, MA. Before joining ASA, she worked at the New York City Department of Education on the College Access for All, Middle School initiative, a mayor’s equity and excellence initiative, that aims to help prepare middle school students to be college ready.
Prior to her work at the NYCDOE, Liliana worked as the Associate Dean of Admission for Multicultural Recruitment at Stonehill College, and has also worked in undergraduate admissions at Brown University. In addition, she has also taught and served as the Director of High School Placement at Excel Academy Charter School in East Boston.
Liliana is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, and is originally from Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BA in Ethnic Studies from Brown University, and Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.