Author Profile

Barbara Endel | Program Director for Breaking Through, Jobs for the Future

Current Position and Past Experience
Barbara Endel is the co-leader of Jobs for the Future’s Breaking Through initiative, allowing low-skilled adults to complete technical and occupational degrees.

Most recently, Endel served as a policy consultant to JFF on the Developmental Education Initiative, a six-state subproject of Achieving the Dream focused on mining and using data to improve student success in community colleges. Previously, she helped the Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network to create career pathways for more than 3,000 participants through a project funded by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

Barbara Endel has also developed career pathways and managed policy initiatives for the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and has designed and implemented community college assessments and research solutions for ACT.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Endel holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She earned her bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster in Ohio.