Exit Interview with Johnathan Cheung

2023-05-31T13:51:32-05:00May 31, 2023|Categories: Blog|

As my time as a Graduate Fellow ends, the staff asked me to reflect on my experience at Trellis Foundation in this exit interview post. The Trellis Foundation fellowship is a great chance to gain practical experience and learn about the interactions and intersections between nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. What drew you to Trellis [...]

Get to know Mia Ibarra

2023-04-25T14:03:27-05:00April 25, 2023|Categories: Blog|

I am delighted to join the Trellis Foundation – an organization I have admired for over a decade – as Program Associate of Learning & Communication! This role fits my previous nonprofit and philanthropic service and perfectly aligns with my commitment to racial equity and social justice. As the daughter of a journalist and [...]

Get to know Alexa Garza

2023-01-30T17:17:04-05:00January 26, 2023|Categories: Blog|

I am pleased to join the Trellis Foundation as the newest graduate fellow. The combination of my lived experience and academic background helps me to be an active part of policy change toward equitable educational opportunities in Texas. I am a first-generation college graduate. I received my higher education while incarcerated. I may not [...]

Get to know Johnathan Cheung

2022-10-14T14:55:51-05:00October 14, 2022|Categories: Blog|

It is a pleasure to be the newest addition to the Trellis Foundation team as this year’s Graduate Fellow. My academic background in education policy and political science aligns with the Foundation’s mission of generating equitable education opportunities for under-resourced students in Texas. My interest in education policy and improving opportunities for students was not [...]

Get to know Dianey Leal

2021-09-23T14:26:17-05:00September 22, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I am thrilled to join the Trellis Foundation as their Program Officer of Knowledge Sharing! My educational background in public policy and higher education, in conjunction with my research interests in college access and success, aligns well with the Foundation’s mission of advancing equitable educational opportunities for low-income students and students of color in [...]

The Gladiator VS. Doctoral Programs

2021-09-02T09:05:55-05:00September 1, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Ashlee B. Daniels joined Trellis Foundation as a graduate fellow from January-July 2021. As she moves on to her next semester, Ashlee reflects on her experiences as a graduate student, chats with colleagues in her program, and shares her perspective on ways the Academy could better serve doctoral students of color. The Gladiator VS. Doctoral [...]

Get to know Megan Beadle

2021-06-03T11:26:28-05:00June 3, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I am so excited to join the Trellis Foundation as their Grants and Operations Assistant. This position is a great fit for both my experience in grantmaking and my personal focus on tackling social inequality. I am honored to be a part of an organization focused on improving postsecondary attainment for low-income students and students [...]

It’s Time to Get Real: What I Learned as a Professor during the Pandemic

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00January 28, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Meeting with my students face-to-face without a face covering seems like a distant memory. I miss seeing my students dearly; however, during this time of uncertainty, I have come to terms with three significant factors to help guide my students so that they are successful in my course: Affirmation Over the past couple of months, [...]

Get to know Ashlee B. Daniels

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00January 21, 2021|Categories: Blog|

It is such a pleasure to be a part of the Trellis Foundation as a Graduate Fellow, and I look forward to the many lessons that I will learn from my colleagues. My educational background and interest in academic achievement for students of color have propelled me to embark on a journey encompassed with various [...]

Black Student Debt: A Summary of Recent Research

2021-03-03T13:34:53-05:00May 12, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The conversation about student debt policy is heating up, and there’s been a recent focus on how student debt adversely impacts Black students. At Trellis Foundation, we care deeply about postsecondary affordability, access, and completion. This post provides a brief context of the research and headlines that have helped shape our thinking on these issues [...]

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