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Jessica Acosta-Chavez ’06

"One of my favorite things is seeing a student light up when they talk about their passions."

Associate Director of Admission & Director of Multicultural Outreach

Jessica Acosta-Chavez '06 returned to Andover in 2017 after working in college admissions, where she focused on recruitment of students of color and international students. She previously volunteered as one of Andover's Alumni Admission Representatives and was thrilled to return to the school that greatly impacted her life. In her current role as director of multicultural outreach and associate director of admission, Jessica spearheads Andover’s efforts to recruit and enroll underrepresented students of color and she works closely with access/community-based organizations across the country. Jessica has also led and coordinated E&I discussions for the admission office, faculty application readers, and alumni admission representatives. In addition to her responsibilities in the admission office, she is a member of the campus-wide Equity & Inclusion committee, an advisor, a house counselor, and the co-director for ­¡Relindo!, a Learning in the World Spanish immersion summer program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jessica graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Romance Languages & Literatures, specifically in Spanish and Portuguese. She also earned a Master of Education from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

Have questions about the admission process? Email Jessica.

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