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Director of Policy at Education Commission of the States | jthomsen@ecs.org

In her role as a director of policy, Jennifer oversees a team of policy staff members who work on issues across the educational spectrum. Prior to joining Education Commission of the States, Jennifer worked for 13 years at the Colorado General Assembly — first as an editor and then as a committee and research staffer. Jennifer is dedicated to providing state leaders with the information they need to make a real difference in students' lives.

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