As Chief External Affairs Officer, Jasmine Fryer (she/her/hers) helps drive the organization’s growth, contributes to its strategic planning process, and builds partnerships with a focus on positioning BES for impact. Prior to joining BES, Jasmine worked at Chiefs for Change as the Director of Membership and Future Chiefs. There, she led the organization’s efforts to increase the number of state and district education leaders in its network and oversaw its aspiring system-level leader program. Previously, Jasmine was an Education Specialist at the New York State Department of Education in the Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness. In addition, Jasmine served as a Policy Analyst at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. She was a Fulbright Scholar and has worked, lived, and volunteered in Thailand, China, Morocco, Jordan, and Israel. Jasmine began her career as a middle school teacher and Teach For America Corps Member in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Urban Practice and Policy from the University of Richmond, a Master of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education from Lehman College, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.