Jamie FasteauDoug Ward
Jamie Pueschel Fasteau has served in numerous leadership positions in education and civil rights policy, including in Congress and philanthropy. She previously served Director of Policy, Education at Emerson Collective where she focused on policy development of and advocacy for Emerson’s education priorities including investment opportunities, collaborations and partnerships, and policy change opportunities at all levels of the education system. Prior to joining Emerson Collective, Jamie served as Director of Education Policy for Congressman George Miller, Senior Democrat, on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, where she oversaw the Committee’s full education agenda.
Ms. Fasteau has also served as Director of Policy and then Vice President for Federal Advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education where she lead the organizations efforts to influence federal policy on secondary school reform efforts. Previously she served as Legislative Assistant for Senator Patty Murray on education, issues affecting children and families, and civil rights. Early in her career, she worked in policy and government relations at American Association of University Women working on education, civil rights, reproductive rights and women’s issues and as the Legislative Director of the United States Student Association, representing millions of college students on access to higher education, student financial aid, and civil rights issues. Jamie attended Claremont McKenna College.