Antoinette Flores is an associate director of Postsecondary Education Policy at American Progress. Previously, Flores worked as a communications intern at the National Council of Higher Education Resources, where her work focused on student debt, student loans, and financial aid.

As a graduate student, her research concentrated on innovative methods to decrease costs and expand access to higher education, competency-based learning, need-based grants, and college completion for low-income and minority students. Prior to graduate school, Flores worked as an editor in the scholarly publishing field, including work in geophysics, astrophysics, and crop science.

Originally from Chicago, Flores holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy.