Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, PhD
Associate Director for Policy & Community Partnerships | John W. Gardner Center, Stanford University


Prior to his Stanford appointment, Jorge served terms as a Program Officer for Educational Opportunity and Scholarship at the Ford Foundation and as a Senior Program Officer at both the James Irvine Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Jorge also served as a Senior Research Associate at The Urban Institute and as a lawyer for the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Subsequently, he earned an MA in Education Administration and Policy Analysis and a PhD in Political Science, both from Stanford University.