Jeremy Asay M.Ed.

Director of Higher Education Grants Services
  (202) 296-2741

Jeremy Asay is the Director of Higher Education Grants Services at McAllister & Quinn. Jeremy manages the recruitment and onboarding of new writers for the higher education practice. As a consultant, Jeremy specializes in federal grant writing, institutional strategic planning, and professional development. In this role, he leads teams of principal investigators, college administrators, and research and evaluation professionals through the grant writing process with a strong attention to detail and funding agency compliance. He assists clients in programmatic design, recommends high-impact student support practices, collects institutional information, and generally facilitates an organization to tell their story while meeting the complicated criteria of federal grant proposals.
Jeremy brings extensive professional history to McAllister & Quinn. Jeremy has worked within McAllister & Quinn’s consultant network since 2018 prior to joining the firm fulltime in 2022. Jeremy was the Senior Manager of Development and Consulting for the Gateway to College National Network wherein he consulted colleges, universities, school districts, and workforce development boards nationwide on designing student/participant support programs, and collective impact initiatives. Jeremy has served as the Director of Communication and Development at the Freedom Writer Foundation in Long Beach, CA. Here he worked with multiple national foundations, vast networks of education professionals, and education activists to support teacher preparation and professional development.
Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Theory and Rhetoric from the University of Utah, and a Master of Arts in Multicultural Education from the University of Alaska Southeast.

Jeremy was awarded a scholarship to attend the Freedom Writers Teaching Institute in Long Beach, CA with the Freedom Writers Foundation.

Jeremy is a contributor and editor for New York Times Bestselling nonfiction book, Teaching Hope (Penguin: New York City, NY; 2009).


  • Senior Manager of Consulting, Gateway to College National Network
  • Director of Development and Communication, Freedom Writers Foundation
  • Fund Development Consultant
  • Department of Education Grant Reviewer


  • Education and Fundraising Consulting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant writing
  • Communication


B.S., University of Utah

M.Ed., University of Alaska