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Jacqueline Jodl, Special Olympics Senior Vice President of Global Youth and Education

Jacqueline Jodl, Ph.D

Chief, Global Youth and Education

Jacqueline Jodl is the Chief, Global Youth and Education of Global Youth and Education at Special Olympics, where she is responsible for youth leadership and education programming across the globe.

Prior to her role at Special Olympics, Jackie was an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development focusing on education innovation, EdTech, and race and education. More recently, Jackie was the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, where she oversaw the strategic planning, financial management, and operations for one of the Institute’s most critical endeavors in education. Her early career began at Unilever PLC in marketing management where she led both established brands and new product innovation. In 2016, Jackie was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow, a leadership program for advanced degree professionals in public policy and was awarded the Alumni of Notable Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota.

Jackie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota; MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago; a master’s degree in politics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a PhD in education policy and social analysis from Columbia University.

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