Joiselle Cunningham is a federal policy advisor, consultant and award-winning educator who has worked in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Joiselle has served as a Senior Advisor and consultant at Teach For Sweden, Empieza por Educar as well as other social impact and education organizations. Joiselle recently served in the Obama Administration in the Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Education (the Department) and managed educator engagement for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Joiselle also led diversity and inclusion policy for the Department and launched Our Students, Our Leaders an initiative dedicated towards closing the demographic gap between education leaders and American public school students.
Joiselle studied Public Policy and Economics at Duke University, where she received the Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship for academic achievement. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, where she continues her work with social impact organizations.