Kailee Karr


Kailee joined ESG in 2024 to support the Postsecondary Attainment portfolio. Prior to joining the firm, Kailee was a Program Manager at Great Jobs KC — a college access and workforce development nonprofit focused on building pipelines to family-sustaining careers for Kansas Citians. While pursuing her graduate degree, Kailee served as a graduate observer at the dual-chartered Franklin University Switzerland, where she contributed knowledge in best practices for international student support. Her varied professional background includes experience in strategic policy, academic coaching, and support for adult learners.

Kailee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global and International Studies from The University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from The University of Tennessee.

Why are you in this work?

My experience as a first-generation college student instilled in me a deep desire to advocate for other students who have limited access to social, financial, and cultural capital. I believe education is our nation’s strongest catalyst for sustainable social change and that we are at a crucial moment for shaping the landscape of postsecondary attainment.

Why ESG?

My belief in community and collaboration underscores everything I do, both professionally and personally. ESG is uniquely positioned to be a collaborative force at the forefront of forging a more equitable future for higher education. I look forward to learning from my brilliant colleagues and making an impact!

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