Alyse Gray Parker is a research analyst on the policy research team at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Her research interests include college access and affordability, completion, and federal higher education policy as it relates to students who have been historically marginalized by the postsecondary system.
Prior to joining IHEP, Parker was a graduate fellow with the Trellis Foundation in Round Rock, Texas and a fellow with the American Evaluation Association diversity internship program. Parker also interned with the Lumina Foundation through the Archer Center Fellowship program with the University of Texas System. Parker began her career in higher education at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas as a student accessibility specialist, where she assisted students with disabilities gain equal access to a college education.
Originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, Parker earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology from The Ohio State University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio.