Director of the Funders Census Initiative

Jocelyn Bissonnette joins FCCP as the Director of the Funders Census Initiative. For nearly a decade, she served as Director of Policy & Advocacy for the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS), where she represented public school districts that encompassed American Indian reservations and military installations before Congress and the Administration. At NAFIS, she led the organization’s grassroots and grasstops advocacy, engaging members across the country and national stakeholders in several successful advocacy campaigns around the $1.4 billion Impact Aid program, school infrastructure investments, and private school vouchers.

In 2017, she served as president of the Committee for Education Funding, a coalition of 110 member organizations that advocate for increased Federal investments across the education continuum.

Jocelyn earned a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Political Science 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 also completed a policy fellowship with the Institute for Educational Leadership and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University. She is a proud Rhode Islander.

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