Jhessyka Vargas

Assistant Director for College Readiness

EIP Student: Class 20
High School: Falls Church High School (Fairfax County), 2011
Undergraduate: George Mason University, Bachelor of Science, Social Work, 2015
Graduate: George Mason University, Master of Social Work, 2018

As an EIP alumna and recipient of the GMU EIP Scholarship, Jhessyka Vargas continued her post-secondary education at GMU and now serves as the Assistant Director for College Readiness. She oversees STEM Fusion and college readiness initiatives at EIP. Before joining the team, she held various roles in non-profit organizations, some of which include CollegeTracks, AVID, and Edu-Futuro. Through her many roles, she has gained insight into the many needs and barriers that low-income and minority students face as they navigate the intensive college application and financial aid process. On the weekends, you can find her exploring the DMV area and attempting to find the perfect bakery and cafe spot.

Contact Jhessyka : jvargasf@gmu.edu or 703-993-3120