Anna Byon

Anna leads SEARAC’s education policy analysis, advocacy, community engagement, organizing, and coalition building efforts as the Education Policy Advocate.

Anna aspires to be a public servant committed wholly to educational equity and justice. Previously, they worked for two members of Congress handling education issues as an education fellow with the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and then as a full-time legislative staffer. They also briefly served as a policy analyst working on special education transition for District of Columbia Public Schools. In their research training, Anna specialized in coordinating policy, research, and community organizing to support youth-led systemic educational change as a research assistant for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform in Rhode Island.

Anna holds a Master of Arts in urban education policy and a Bachelor of Arts in education studies from Brown University. In their spare time, they enjoy cooking for other people.

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