Zoe Acheampong is a senior program manager at JFF. In that role, she works with colleagues throughout the organization on programs and projects that support state, regional, and local leaders in efforts to design, strengthen, and scale solutions that create equitable conditions and clear paths to economic advancement for all.
Her skills and areas of expertise include:
- Project and program operations management
- Event planning
- Facilitating cross-organizational collaboration and stakeholder engagement
- Data- and research-driven decision making
- Strategic planning and communications
- Public policy, with an emphasis on K-12 education and workforce issues
Before joining JFF, Zoe served as a senior associate at the Council of Chief State School Officers. In that role, she planned programming to bring state education leaders together to accelerate learning, share knowledge, and drive improvement in K-12 education. She also supported efforts to respond rapidly to daily inquiries from state education leaders and worked on strategies to improve member services.
Earlier in her career, she interned at various mission-based organizations, including the Center for American Progress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Children’s Defense Fund.
Zoe says she was drawn to JFF because of the organization’s innovative efforts to drive change in education and workforce systems across the country through policy, practice, and research. She is excited to contribute to a collaborative organization focused on equity-centered work.
Zoe has a master’s degree in public administration and a nonprofit management certificate from George Mason University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hampton University.
Outside of work, Zoe spends time exploring the Washington, DC, area with her family, binge-watching reality TV shows, and traveling.