Melissa Juarez joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2023 as an Analyst under the Postsecondary Office of Student Success and Access. In her role, she supports programs such as the HBCU-MSI Consortium and the Academic Common Market through data analysis and research. Prior to joining SREB, she worked under the legal analytics team of the American Civil Liberties Union, using quantitative analysis to support criminal justice and immigration reform projects. She also volunteered for four years with the metro Atlanta nonprofit Hispanic Organization Promoting Education, as education information systems coordinator and graduation coach, to identify and report on patterns in achievement among HoPe’s student cohorts.
Melissa holds a bachelor’s in mathematics-statistics with a special concentration in educational studies from Columbia University.