Tiana Barlow is the operations coordinator at the College Excellence Program, where she provides operational support across various programs. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, she worked as the assistant director at a nonprofit located in Alexandria, Virginia. While in this role she worked to improve higher education access to students at T.C. Williams High School by awarding college scholarships to graduating seniors and providing them with college advising. Tiana graduated from T.C. Williams High School in 2012. Tiana has worked in many roles over the years aimed at improving higher education access for underrepresented groups. Tiana holds a B.S. in justice studies with a minor in political science and an M.P.A with a concentration in nonprofit management, both from James Madison University.