Holly Siino is a senior program manager at Jobs for the Future. A member of the team in the Inclusive Regional Economic Development Unit, she oversees programmatic work that relies on place-based strategies to advance economic opportunity for communities.
Her skills and areas of expertise include:
- College and career readiness
- K-12 to postsecondary transitions
- Program design, implementation, and management
- Cross-sector partnerships
Before joining JFF, Holly worked as a senior program specialist at the Foundation for California Community Colleges. There, she helped support programs for former foster youth attending community college and oversaw large-scale statewide projects supporting both the students and the college staff assisting them.
Earlier in her career, she worked at the Center for College and Career Readiness at California State University, Sacramento, as the early assessment program coordinator. She also has experience with student-facing programs.
Holly has extensive experience speaking about college and career readiness. Most notably, she developed a six-week series of presentations for parents in Natomas Unified School District’s Parent University about supporting their children in learning about and attending college.
“I believe that work and education should be accessible to everyone to promote economic prosperity in our communities,” Holly says. “I was attracted to JFF’s efforts to address the barriers to this economic prosperity through an inclusive model and am excited to be on the forefront of this work with the IRED team.”
She has a bachelor’s degree in child development and a master’s in higher education leadership and policy from California State University, Sacramento.
Outside of work, you can find Holly reading, playing soccer, or cycling. She also has a passion for serving people with physical and intellectual disabilities and volunteers with Special Olympics as a coach and at GiGi’s Playhouse Sacramento as a program coordinator.