Shareea Woods

Shareea’s passion for increased college access began as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, where she interned in the admissions office and began mentoring local high school students on the college admissions process. These experiences sparked her interest in increasing college access through systemic change.

As the Director of the Texas College Access Network, Shareea is relaunching the network’s important role of bringing together local college access networks and direct service organizations to exchange effective practices. She is also establishing special initiatives to encourage the expansion of evidence-based college access practices across the state.   

Shareea has worked on social change issues for 10 years. During her career, she has worked on projects related to college access, community development, expanded learning, and government accountability.  Prior to joining TxCAN, she was the Director of the After the Bell Alliance, Program Analyst for Working in Neighborhoods Strategically, and Chief Program Officer for the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

Shareea earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in Psychology.