Evy Valencia Jackson

EVJ Consulting

Evy has worked in the Colorado education space since 2011,in her most recent role, she is a consultant working on community engagement and advocacy projects. Previously, she served as a fellow with Gates Family Foundation, where she was responsible for the development of community engagement and advocacy strategy to grow great public schools in Denver.

From 2015 to 2017, Evy served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Governor John Hickenlooper, where she provided policy and legislative analysis, communications guidance, political strategy, and general support on issues related to education and human services. In that role, she facilitated the workforce and education cabinet working group, and led key “cradle to career” priorities for the administration. Including the expansion of the Two-Generation Strategy and approach to state services from the Department of Human Services, to all state agencies andlocal partners. Evy has served as the Colorado Commissioner for the Education Commission of the States,and as an appointee to the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

Evy was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. She immigrated to the U.S. at a young age and has made Colorado home since the mid ’90s, before it was cool.

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