Andrea Juncos

Director, JFF Center for Racial Economic Equity


Andrea Juncos is a director with JFF’s Center for Racial Economic Equity. She leads research and advisory services focused on accelerating economic advancement for Black learners and workers in the United States.

In this role, she works with partners across education and workforce systems to identify and scale strategies for disrupting occupational segregation and eradicating the Black-white wealth gap. Previously, she led strategic planning and network engagement for JFF’s Student Success Center Network, a national network of state-level postsecondary leaders dedicated to dramatically and equitably increasing the number of students earning credentials with value in the labor market.

Before joining JFF, Andrea was director of communications at New York Law School, where she served as chief writer and editor for all publications. Previously, she worked for the New York City Department of Education as special assistant to the regional superintendent of 140 K-12 schools in the Bronx and as associate editor at Catalyst, a research and consulting firm dedicated to advancing women and people of color in business. She also spent a decade at Girls Write Now, a mentoring and college prep program for teen writers in New York City, where she mentored students, led mentee enrollment and support, and served as acting chair of the board of directors.

Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in education and English literature from Swarthmore College and an EdM in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.