Dr. Jessica Swanson is Senior Fellow at the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University. Before joining the Edunomics Lab, she served as Deputy Chief, Finance at DC Public Schools, overseeing the district's resource allocation, budget development, and grants administration and compliance. Before that, Dr. Swanson also served in several other roles at DC Public Schools, TNTP, and DC Prep. She began her career teaching social studies to middle school students as a Teach For America corps member. A licensed teacher, she holds a doctorate in education from the University of Virginia.