Hedy Chang is executive director of Attendance Works, a national and state-level initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absence. She co-authored the seminal report, "Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades," as well as numerous other articles about student attendance. Deeply committed to promoting two-generation solutions to achieving a more just and equitable society, Chang has spent more than two decades working in the fields of family support, family economic success, education and child development. She served as a senior program officer at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and as co-director of California Tomorrow, a nonprofit committed to drawing strength from cultural, linguistic and racial diversity. In February 2013, Chang was named by the White House as a Champion of Change for her commitment to furthering African American Education. She holds a Master's of Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.