• Jeslin Harrigan
     Ms. Jeslin Harrigan, Ed.D.
     College Success Advisor
     Email: 91577@dallasisd.org


    Dr. Jeslin Harrigan comes to Rangel with over 9 years of experience working in higher education and the college access space. As a first-generation college student turned higher education professional, she is passionate about helping students reach their highest potential. Prior to Rangel, Dr. Harrigan served as the Manager of College & Career Success with the T3 Partnership, a startup non-profit committed to increasing the number of students with postsecondary credentials in Tarrant County. She also served as a College Persistence Advisor with KIPP Through College, Metro Atlanta where she helped seniors make a strong transition to college and once there, helped them navigate the academic, social, and financial challenges faced as they persisted through college. 


    Prior to working in the college access space, Dr. Harrigan spent 5 years at Georgia Institute of Technology where she worked in student center programs and operations; advising student leaders, planning campus-wide events, and managing operational spaces. There, she made it a priority to support the first-generation student population by serving as a faculty advisor for the FirstGen student organization, teaching 1st-year seminar courses, and developing an internship program and emergency employment opportunities for low-income students. She began her professional career in Higher Education at her alma mater, Clayton State University, working in student activities and Greek life.


    Dr. Harrigan earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Human Services from Clayton State University in Georgia, a Master of Arts in Education from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership/Higher Education from Valdosta State University in Georgia. Her research focused on the experiences of First-Generation female college students in STEM majors. She is committed to enriching the lives of others and is grateful for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the girls at Rangel.