Who We Are

Ausannette García-Goyette

Program Officer

First Year with IHF


Focus Areas

Early Childhood Policy, Advocacy and Systems-Building, Maternal-Child Health, Birth Justice, Reproductive Justice


M.P.P., University of Chicago
B.A. in Government, University of Texas at Austin

Ausannette García-Goyette (she/her/hers) is a Program Officer at the Irving Harris Foundation working with our grant partners in Early Childhood and Reproductive Justice. Her early years growing up on the border provided the fuel for her commitment to public service and social justice. Her career has spanned the U.S., Japan, China and Korea, working in the private and nonprofit sectors to increase awareness, education, and capacity across communities. Ausannette is a 2021 Hispanics in Philanthropy Líderes Fellow. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree with a focus on child and family policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Ausannette is a South Texas native, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (China 12-14), and enjoys cuddling with her fluffy pets.