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Anne Olson

Director of State Advocacy

Anne Olson serves as the Director of State Advocacy for KnowledgeWorks. She works in coalition with states to find opportunities to scale personalized learning through policy change. In this position, she facilitates dialogue between advocacy organizations, school districts, state education agencies, and legislators across the country. She has a strong commitment to making learning relevant and beneficial for every student, and focuses much of her energy on creating a more equitable education system by understanding how learners engage with the world beyond academics.

Prior to this position, Olson worked in corporate communications and as a non-profit lobbyist in Texas.

OLson holds a Master’s of Social Work with a concentration in policy practice and administration from the University of Denver. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness at the University of Denver, and on the Board of Directors for Destination Imagination Colorado.

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