Eddy Conroy is Associate Director of Research Communications for the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice. Originally from Scotland, Eddy moved to the United States in 2010. Before joining the Hope Center, Eddy was the Outreach and Communications Supervisor for University of California-Los Angeles Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, where he created and ran the offices first proactive communications plan, managed their outreach programs and worked with the University’s Economic Crisis Response Team, helping ensure that UCLA students in dire need were provided the resources they needed to succeed. Eddy was also a financial aid counselor at Vanguard University of Southern California and has provided training in financial aid issues and policies to hundreds of high school counselors and advisers. Eddy holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Glasgow and is currently working toward his Doctorate of Education, also at the University of Glasgow. Eddy’s work in his doctorate focuses on the barriers that financial aid policy creates for the students who need the most help paying for college.
Eddy’s hope: Our work will ignite change in higher education, allowing all students to achieve their dreams, regardless of wealth or privilege.