Jean supports the CEO and investor relations team on a variety of projects and key responsibilities. Those include managing board communications, funder relationships, the CSGF annual planning process, ad hoc strategy projects, and supporting the execution of the Portfolio Retreat. Most recently, Jean worked at Denver Public Schools (DPS) as associate director in the academic and innovation office. Prior to that appointment, she served as vice president of organizational effectiveness at the Colorado Education Initiative. In that role, she was responsible for leading the project management office, talent development, and strategic plan monitoring. In an earlier role at DPS, Jean was a project leader in the office of school reform and innovation, responsible for charter school contract renewals, school quality reviews, and developing new quality assurance tools measuring financial performance. She also spent time in the private sector in investment banking, management consulting and corporate finance. Jean has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA in history from Princeton University.