Cecilia Le

Associate Director

Cecilia Le joined ESG in 2024 as an Associate Director supporting the Postsecondary Transitions portfolio, bringing deep experience in designing seamless pathways for all students to earn a postsecondary credential.

Cecilia comes to ESG from Persistence Plus, where as Managing Director she worked with colleges, college access organizations, and employers to increase college completion and equity. There, she led the development and growth of a student retention platform that leverages behavioral science to increase student success at scale. Previously, Cecilia facilitated national expansion of Early College and Back on Track models at Jobs for the Future. A former education journalist, she has authored numerous case studies, policy briefs, and toolkits, and led education program design at youth-serving organizations in Oakland and Boston. Cecilia lives in San Francisco with her husband and son, and earned her B.A. at the University of Rochester.

Why are you in this work?

What drives me in this work is creating opportunity for students and families and eradicating the systemic barriers that so many talented young people face.

Why ESG?

We get to work with some of the nation’s most creative and passionate innovators, transforming systems so that every student is on a seamless path to a rewarding career.

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