Jennifer Saenz is the senior director of strategic initiatives and continuous improvement for E3 Alliance. Prior to joining E3, Jennifer was the director of strategic partnerships and outreach for OnRamps, The University of Texas-led program established in 2011 to address the misalignment of academic expectations between high school and college and increase the diversity among post-secondary education completion. Serving tens of thousands of students, educators and school campuses across Texas, Jennifer helped grow OnRamps to be a statewide resource in the college credit-bearing space. A leading expert on educational transformation, postsecondary readiness, transition and persistence, Jennifer has spent the last 23 years working in both the public and private sector in education focused on access and equity.
Prior to joining OnRamps in 2014, Jennifer was the director of curriculum with a private education technology company and a program manager at the Texas Education Agency where she served migrant students.
From 2001 to 2009, Jennifer was the chief academic officer for a private college-preparation company developing curriculum to equalize the playing field for all students in Texas.
Jennifer has served on the Texas Educational committees for grade placement, migrant education, and the gifted and talented. She is a graduate of Texas State University, and holds both a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in education, reading and administration.