Jason Quiara is Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at ConnectED.

Before coming to ConnectED, Jason was a Senior Program Officer for the Education and Economic Mobility Program at the Joyce Foundation. He led a national college- and career-readiness investment strategy and managed the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership – a multi-state effort that expanded innovative education pathways that put students on a path to earn college degrees and credentials.

Before Joyce, Jason worked at Jobs for the Future (JFF) and led a national policy initiative to expand Early College High Schools and dual enrollment programs across the country.

Prior to JFF, Jason was the director of state policy and research for the New England Board of Higher Education and directed College Ready New England. The initiative promoted policies to increase college attainment for students in the New England region.

Jason majored in history and philosophy at Boston College and received a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently a MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he is a Neubauer Civic Scholar.