Special Projects Director

    Jocelyn Bissonnette (she/her) is the Special Projects Director at FCCP, where she leads the organization’s Funders Census Initiative (FCI) and redistricting program. These efforts are designed to mobilize funders to engage and invest around a fair and accurate census and fair representation in redistricting, with a focus on historically undercounted and under-represented communities.

    Jocelyn previously served as Director of Policy & Advocacy for the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS), where she represented public school district leaders before Congress and the administration. At NAFIS, she led the organization’s policy, advocacy, and regulatory work on the $1.4 billion Impact Aid program. She also engaged a diverse set of members and coalition partners in support of federal funding for school infrastructure and against private school voucher legislation. In addition, she served as president of the Committee for Education Funding, a 110 member coalition that advocates for increased federal investments across the education continuum.

    Jocelyn holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Policy Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where her capstone focused on the undercount risk of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the 2020 Census. She completed a policy fellowship with the Institute for Educational Leadership and an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University. Jocelyn is based in Washington, DC, but remains a proud Rhode Islander.

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