Jinann Bitar joins us as a senior policy analyst for higher education. Before coming to BPC, she worked with the American Council on Education in providing higher education leaders and policy makers the information they need to make data-informed decisions. Prior to her time in DC, she spent more than a decade working and learning at state universities, serving as a Research Analyst for the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) as well as a student affairs practitioner at the University of Montana, UC Davis and UCLA. Jinann holds a BA in Communication Studies and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Montana. She completed an MA in Education and is currently a PhD candidate in Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles.