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Senior Policy Advisor for Education Sasha Pellerin

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Senior Policy Advisor for Education Sasha Pellerin

Sasha Pellerin, Senior Policy Advisor for Education

Native Burqueña, advocate, and educator Sasha Pellerin is passionate about changing outcomes for children who have been historically underserved. A granddaughter of immigrants and the first in her family to attend college, she has dedicated her life to improving education and outcomes for all children in New Mexico. 

As  Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Albuquerque, Sasha has taken steps to serve families most in need. Her first formal recommendation to the Keller Administration laid the foundation for the City of Albuquerque’s COVID-19 response for working families, which included a new safe place to send children to learn virtually while their parents - as essential workers - responded to the needs of our city during this unprecedented time. 

Prior to this role, Sasha served as Project Director at Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC), a women-driven contract manufacturing company and social enterprise in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SCC’s mission is to alleviate poverty and build economic and educational opportunities across generations. Sasha’s team successfully supported families navigating the pipeline to college. For seven years, Sasha’s students achieved a 98% high school graduation rate and a 95% college acceptance rate.

Sasha holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University.