About Julia

Julia Ridgely is a senior director of product management for the Student Success Collaborative (SSC). She conducts market research and individual outreach to advisors, program leaders, and provosts, seeking best practices and ways to develop SSC that enhance advising and provide deeper insight into what drives student success. Her job is made both easier and more challenging by the high degree of enthusiasm and engagement of users and leaders across SSC, as well as the diversity of its membership.

Ms. Ridgely began her career at Johns Hopkins University and has returned to higher education after working as a systems engineer and product manager for a number of technology companies. Most recently, she was product manager for Pathevo, a college and career pathway tool aimed at STEM students.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College and a Master of Science from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Areas of Expertise

Student Retention and Success, Academic Affairs, Advising,

Julia Ridgely


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