Liz Monge-Pacheco is a Postsecondary Coach with the Network for College Success. In addition to coaching individual counselors and postsecondary teams, Liz co-facilitates the College Counselors’ Collaborative. This community of practice provides professional development and support to counselors in order to increase their capacity to lead effective programming around the college search, application and enrollment process in their schools. Liz’s background includes working as an academic advisor at Moraine Valley Community College and as a high school college counselor at Nuestra America Charter School. She also worked as a college counselor at the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School for six years. During this time, the school achieved college enrollment rates of over 90% for five graduating classes. Her passion for supporting students to succeed in college comes from her own experiences, which also shapes her view on college access as an issue of social justice.
Liz is a proud Chicago Public Schools graduate. She received her B.A. in communications from Northern Illinois University. She completed her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership as an ENLACE Fellow at Northeastern Illinois University.