Andrés Quintanilla is a research analyst on the applied research team at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Quintanilla is passionate about better serving historically underserved groups and increasing their access to and representation in higher education. With experience as both a student and employee of college access groups, he hopes to help institutions and programs provide students with the kind of support that he received.
Prior to joining IHEP, he was the Institutional Practices Manager at Excelencia in Education - a national non-profit focused on research and policies that impact Latinx students in higher education. At Excelencia, he helped share evidence-based practices that are effective in serving students across the country.
Quintanilla is a proud DC area native and the son of immigrants from El Salvador and Honduras. He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park and his master's in Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University. Throughout his education, his interest has been focused on social structures that impact men of color.