Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Jennifer Engle

Leadership Portrait

Dr. Jennifer Engle, deputy director of Postsecondary Success in the United States Program, leads the foundation’s team responsible for using postsecondary data, measurement, learning, and evaluation to help reach our strategy goals to close attainment gaps in order to increase social mobility and to prepare the modern workforce.

Jennifer is a noted national expert, leader, and advocate in the field. From the Pell Institute to the Education Trust to the Institute for Higher Education Policy, she has focused on improving college access, affordability, and completion for underserved students throughout her career. For her, it is a professional passion that comes from her personal experience as the first in her family to go to college. Jennifer holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from American University.