Jessica Keach (she/her/hers) uses her technical expertise in research, data, and policy analysis to manage research and planning projects using a holistic approach that is grounded in equity. Her current focus areas include adult education and data tools and resources that support equity and achievement in student outcomes and access to meaningful and living wage work. One of her main projects at WestEd is the management of California’s Adult Education Pipeline Dashboard, which synthesizes data from hundreds of adult education providers, to support community-driven planning and program improvement.
Jessica has a background in community college workforce development, adult education, and institutional research and comes to WestEd from Southwestern Community College District where she served as Senior Research and Planning Analyst. Jessica earned her Master of Public Policy from UCLA, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science with distinction in Sociology from Southern Methodist University. Jessica is also a graduate of the 2019 YPC Academy, which a San Diego LGBT Center leadership training program for emerging LGBTQIA+ leaders.