Salimah Jasani received her Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She is a summa cum laude graduate in English and sociology of The University of Texas at Austin, and focused her undergraduate honors thesis on the relationship between poverty levels and high school dropout rates. After graduating, Jasani joined Teach For America and taught Special Education English at the high school level for four years in Baltimore. She simultaneously earned her Master of Science degree, summa cum laude, in education studies from Johns Hopkins University. Outside the classroom, Jasani served as chair of the agenda and politics subcommittee in the community organization Baltimoreans for Educational Equity and also co-founded and produced the "Point of Hue" podcast to amplify the voices of women of color creating positive social change.
2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Policy Interests: Special Education/Disability Advocacy, Educational Equity for “At Risk” Students, Child Poverty