Jennifer O’Day is an institute fellow at the American Institutes for Research. Over the past 25 years, she has completed research, advised national and state policy makers, and written extensively in the areas of systemic standards-based reform, educational equity, accountability, and capacity-building strategies. Her work has focused on strategies for intervening in low-performing, high-poverty schools identified under systems of local, state, and federal accountability. O’Day is the founder and chair of the California Collaborative on District Reform. In 2019, she and Marshall (Mike) Smith co-authored the book Opportunity for All: A Framework for Quality and Equality in Education. She received her PhD in education administration and policy analysis from Stanford University.