Program Officer, Career Readiness
Patrick Bourke oversees the strategy for a portfolio of grants committed to improving postsecondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. Prior to joining ECMC Foundation, Patrick was research analyst at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Higher Education Research Institute, which is home to the nation's largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, involving data on some 1,900 institutions, more than 15 million students and more than 300,000 faculty. Previously, he was a senior trainer at The Posse Foundation, where he advocated for young leaders from urban public high schools who may have been previously overlooked by the traditional college admission process.
Patrick holds an MA in education with a focus in higher education and organization change from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA in African-American studies and religion from Oberlin College.