Cole Gessner is an analyst on Ithaka S+R’s Educational Transformation team. He contributes to Ithaka S+R’s work on the Ohio College Comeback Compact’s effort to address stranded credits. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Cole worked as a management consultant with experience serving on organizational design, strategic communications, and executive support teams at agencies within the Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government and psychology from The College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.