Jessica Acosta-Chavez ’06

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

Director of DEI Outreach & Associate Director of Admission

Jessica Acosta-Chavez '06 returned to Andover in 2017 after working in college admissions, where she focused on the 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 campus as a faculty member. In her current role, 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 and in Latin America. 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 for an 11-12th grade girls dorm, and a member of the Learning in the World Advisory Board.

Jessica is originally from New York City and has family roots in Ecuador. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Romance Languages & Literatures, specifically in Spanish and Portuguese. Jessica also earned her Master of Education from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

Have questions about the admission process? Email Jessica.

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