Francesca Simmons, Persistence Manager
Francesca originally joined BRYC in 2019 as a Summer Associate, supporting BRYC’s recruitment, admissions, and matriculation efforts. She rejoins us as the Persistence Manager, helping BRYC College Fellows and Alumni excel in and graduate from college and secure jobs.
Francesca was raised in Oakland, CA and Phoenix, AZ. She received her B.A. in History from Scripps College in Claremont, CA, where her passion for supporting college students blossomed. After graduating, Francesca spent two years in Las Vegas, NV doing project management for Zappos Inc., before transitioning to a student and alumni engagement role at the University of Washington in Seattle. After two years at the UW, Francesca moved to Austin, TX for a graduate program, where she worked in Residence Life for two years and received her Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy.