Jusna is a 2011 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College. While in college, she lauched FAMUS, a student organization aimed at increasing the college completion rates for under-served communities. Working with the UMass administration, Jusna and her team created social and academic supports to ensure that students from various minority groups succeeded in college. While in this role, she also served as the President of both Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Last summer, Jusna was an Intern at DC Public Schools. During that time, she worked in both data analysis and program implementation. Her supervisor at DCPS states that “During her tenure at DCPS, she coordinated the organization, data entry, and analysis of thousands of student and staff survey responses. She created the method for communicating the results back to schools and effectively provided these results to schools so that they could use the information in their planning.” The supervisor added, “Her insights and capacity are sorely missed.”
During her final year at UMass, Jusna completed a Senior Thesis. Her advisor explains, “She examined first the history of public education in the United States, with an emphasis on how its purpose has been articulated, and then the range of current reform movements, their connections and implications for democratic education.” Jusna’s advisor generally works only with graduate students, but was impressed enough with Jusna to work on an undergraduate thesis. The advisor concludes, “Reach Incorporated will be fortunate to have Ms. Perrin’s commitment, critical thinking and work ethic as part of your team and to be the place where she starts what promises to be an active, thoughtful and meaningful career in education.”
Please join me in welcoming Jusna! Reach’s first hire is an exciting step in the organization’s growth, and I look forward to the contributions that Jusna will undoubtedly make to our continued growth and development.
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