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Alyse Gray Parker, Ph.D.

Research Analyst

Alyse Gray Parker, Ph.D., is a Research Analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). In this role, she supports IHEP’s research related to making higher education accessible for underrepresented students. Before joining IHEP, Alyse was a graduate fellow with the Trellis Foundation in Round Rock, Texas, and a fellow with the American Evaluation Association diversity internship program. Alyse also interned with the Lumina Foundation through the Archer Center Fellowship program with the University of Texas System. Alyse began her career in higher education at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas as a student accessibility specialist, where she assisted students with disabilities to gain equal access to a college education.

Alyse earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology from The Ohio State University. Alyse received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Alyse is the proud daughter of educators. Seeing how education has impacted both her family and her trajectory, she is motivated to make higher education more accessible to those who have been historically marginalized by educational systems. In her free time, Alyse enjoys exploring the DC area food scene.