Grisel Maldonado is the director of college success at UChicago Impact. Maldonado oversees 6to16, UChicago Impact’s college success product offering, and leads the development and implementation of The Success Project, a Chicago Public Schools-based pilot. The Success Project leverages work by the Consortium on Chicago School Research focused on improving 9th grade on-track rates and high school success, and imports it to the middle grades in partnership with 6to16.
Prior to joining UEI, Maldonado served as a director of college counseling for the Noble Network of Charter Schools where she developed the college counseling department and senior college seminar course at UIC College Prep. Previously she worked at Northwestern University developing the Latina and Latino studies program and advising students around the program's major and minor offerings. Maldonado served as an admissions officer at Brown University before her work in Chicago. Maldonado earned her BA in history and Hispanic studies from Brown University in Providence, RI.