Speaker Bio

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Lynn Jennings
Interim Field Director/The Education Trust

As Ed Trust’s Interim Field Director, Lynn leads the organization’s initiatives to engage and mobilize a diverse group of advocates at the national, state, and local levels who are working to forever close gaps in opportunity and achievement. The Education Trust’s Field team is especially focused on state-based engagement around implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, passed in 2015, and working to improve access to and success in college for historically underserved students.

Lynn previously served as the Senior Legislative Affairs Associate at the Ed Trust where she designed and implemented federal and state legislative campaigns around the organization’s K-12 and higher education equity work. In this position, she worked with several federal and state decision makers to inform and further policies that will increase the academic performance of low-income students and students of color.

Before joining Ed Trust, Lynn worked for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, where she directed the foundation’s professional fellowship programs for young professionals working on Capitol Hill. She was responsible for the strategic management of all of the foundation’s education programs.