Grisel Maldonado is the Director of College Success at UChicago Impact at the Urban Education Institute (UEI). Maldonado oversees 6to16, UChicago Impact’s college success curriculum, and leads the development and implementation of The Success Project, a Chicago Public Schools-based pilot. The Success Project leverages work by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

Maldonado was formerly the Director of College Counseling for the Noble Network of Charter Schools where she developed the college counseling department and senior college seminar course at UIC College Prep. She earned her BA in History and Hispanic Studies from Brown University in Providence, RI and served as an admissions officer at Brown before returning to Chicago.

Maldonado was born and raised in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.