Elisha Smith Arrillaga

Elisha Smith Arrillaga
Elisha Smith Arrillaga
Executive Director,
EdTrust-West

Elisha Smith Arrillaga is the executive director of EdTrust-West, a research and advocacy organization focused on educational justice and supporting the high achievement of all California students, with a particular focus on underserved students of color, low-income students. She has more than twenty years’ experience working in and partnering with education and workforce policy, research, and advocacy organizations, including the Career Ladders Project, First 5 LA, College Bound, the Hewlett Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, and high schools and community colleges across the state of California. Dr. Smith Arrillaga holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Princeton University.

Publications by Elisha Smith Arrillaga
Due to fragmented and misaligned segments of public education, many students lack access to educational opportunities that will ensure their success in college and career. This problem is one that may only be solved through better alignment and…