Andrés Quintanilla

Andrés Quintanilla is associate director of holistic student supports at Achieving the Dream. He is responsible for working directly with partners in the Advising Success Network and proactively managing all network deliverables and deadlines to include budget management, project management and grant reporting. In addition, he provides direct college field support to test network solutions and deliver holistic student supports coaching and services with assigned college and ATD partner organizations.

Andrés is a higher education professional who is passionate about ensuring our higher education systems serve students in equitable ways. Most recently, Andrés served as a research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). While at IHEP, Andrés worked on various projects focused on higher education completion efforts with a special emphasis on equitable outcomes for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students. Prior to IHEP, Andrés served as the institutional practices manager at Excelencia in Education, a national nonprofit focused on research and policies that impact Latinx student success, where he helped share evidence-based practices with higher education institutions and leaders with the goal of replicating effective strategies to better serve students.

Andrés is a DMV native and grew up in Prince George’s County, MD. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and obtained his master’s in higher education administration from the George Washington University. He is an avid sports fan of all the local area teams. He is a proud son of immigrants from El Salvador and Honduras.

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