Marissa Alayna Navarro is a research assistant for Postsecondary Education at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Navarro worked at the University of Alabama’s Crossroads Community Engagement Center as a collaborative engagement coordinator. She is also an alumna of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, where she interned with Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI).

Navarro graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree with honors in international studies and Spanish. Her studies focused on Latin America, Spanish literature, and pop culture.

By Marissa Alayna Navarro
The State of Higher Education Spending From the CARES ActCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2021
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Need $1 Billion More in Federal FundingCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2020
College Signing Day and the Coronavirus: Improving College Admissions During the PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2020
Trump’s Latest Budget Proposal Would Deepen the Student Debt CrisisCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2020
Black and Latinx Students Are Getting Less Bang for Their Bachelor’s DegreesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 23, 2020
Restoring the Promise of Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2019