Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson
Jessica Gunderson
Policy Consultant,
Partnership for Children and Youth

Jessica Gunderson is a policy consultant with Partnership for Children and Youth. She manages and conducts policy research on the California education system including school reopening, after-school and summer learning, school community partnership models, workforce, child health and wellness, and education financing and governance. Gunderson was previously policy director for Californians for Safety and Justice, and senior director for policy and communications at the Partnership for Children and Youth. She received her MPA in public policy analysis from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

updated 2021

Publications by Jessica Gunderson
In-Person Learning for the Whole Child
Communities in California and around the country are implementing learning hubs to provide in-person education supports to students who are distance learning. In this brief, we explore a prevalent learning hub model and raise considerations for…
A Powerful Strategy for Equity
The disparity in educational outcomes between student populations is one of the most serious challenges facing our public education system. Gaps in test scores, graduation rates, and college readiness pose  a fundamental problem that school…