Senior Communications Associate
Jeralyn is a Senior Communications Associate with Advancement Project’s Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Campaign. In this role she provides strategic communications support to grassroots organizations working to end the school to prison pipeline. Jeralyn joins Advancement Project from Collaborative Communications Group where she served as a Communications Specialist, managing a portfolio of communications projects for education non-profits and foundations. Jeralyn previously served as a Community Outreach Specialist in the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) were she developed and implemented outreach and communications strategies for agency initiatives and events. As a Public Information Officer she managed agency publications and OSSE’s internal and external digital platforms.
As a political organizer, Jeralyn has worked on numerous issue and candidate campaigns, leading direct voter contact programs and successfully electing candidates at the state, local, and federal level. In 2010 she worked with the Service Employees International Union in support of health care reform legislation. She has additionally worked on Capitol Hill monitoring and researching education and justice legislation.
Jeralyn holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.