Jazmyne Owens is a policy advisor on the PreK–12 team at New America. She joins the team after managing both the education and health policy portfolios at the National Urban League. There, Owens had the opportunity to serve a large affiliate network by supporting direct service work with federal advocacy. As a former teacher, Owens approaches education policy issues with an eye toward how they impact real classrooms, students, teachers, and families.
Owens holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a secondary education concentration from Spelman College, and a master’s degree in sociology and education with a policy concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University.