Patty Diaz-Andrade is a first-generation college graduate who joined OneGoal as the founding Executive Director of OneGoal, Massachusetts. In this role, Patty launched the OneGoal program across six Massachusetts school districts (enrolling 600+ students in the program), secured close to $4M across the region’s critical start-up years, and built an incredible team highly focused on student post-secondary success. Patty now leads the New Delivery Model work with the hopes of aggressively accelerating OneGoal’s reach across the country and in so doing, closing the degree divide in America.
Prior to joining OneGoal, Patty directed the Strategic Data Project fellowship program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Center for Education Policy Research. She began her career in education as a teacher in New York City, after earning a B.A. from Cornell University in Government and Economics. Patty also holds a M.A. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the Steinhardt Graduate School of Education at New York University. She is a mother to two boys – Noah and Ivan.