Mya Haynes


Mya Haynes

Ithaka S+R

Mya Haynes is an analyst on Ithaka S+R’s Educational Transformation team, where her research predominantly focuses on college access and success for lower-income students. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Mya interned at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she co-authored a policy research brief and evaluated the National Advocacy Institute—a summer program engaging youth in advocacy and activism. Mya holds a master’s degree in higher education with a concentration in public policy and a bachelor’s degree in sociology, both from the University of Michigan. Her research experiences as an undergraduate and graduate student centered around student success for Black and first-generation college students through mixed methods studies.


August 2022
Although debt is an important tool institutions use to meet strategic goals, many higher education stakeholders have only a limited understanding of the process of institutional borrowing.