Annie Phillips

Analyst

Annie Phillips joined Education Strategy Group in 2017 to support ESG’s P-20 alignment projects. In this role, she provides technical project assistance and research support to carry out clients’ goals related to P-20 alignment and postsecondary attainment.

Before ESG, Annie worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for Pathways to Prosperity, a collaborative effort between Jobs for the Future and Harvard Graduate School of Education to build systems across education and the workforce to increase the number of youth who complete high school and attain a postsecondary credential with labor market value. At JFF, she audited career readiness programs, reports and labor market information to inform several reports and landscape analyses. Prior to that, Annie served as a Program Director at CUNY – LaGuardia Community College where she led a grant-funded professional development program aimed at providing soft skills training and work-based learning opportunities to bilingual and multilingual students. She was responsible for implementing and monitoring all program processes, as well as supporting multiple strategic initiatives including the development of an institutional vision for global education.

Annie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Chinese Language from Hamilton College in 2013 following which she taught elementary English and music in central China. In 2017, she earned her master’s degree in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Why are you in this work?

While working at a community college, I witnessed the American higher education system act as an authentic engine of economic and social mobility. Yet that same experience also opened my eyes to our nation’s deeply isolated and devastatingly misaligned K-12, higher education and workforce establishments. I am in this work to build partnerships across these systems in order to strengthen our economy, our society and our future.

Why ESG?

I was attracted to ESG because I believe in their theory of change. That is, I believe that bringing together stakeholders from across many different sectors of society is one of the most effective ways to enact real change in our education system.

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