Assistant Director, National and State Partnership
Jordyn Bussey is the assistant director for national and state partnership at The Education Trust, where she leads the development of coalitions and strategic partnerships with state-based organizations aligned with Ed Trust’s equity-based policy and practice priorities. Jordyn brings a wealth of valuable expertise in moving communities to improve the lives of the most underserved Americans including: organizing issue campaigns on voting rights, criminal justice reform, judicial nominations, and education.
Prior to joining Ed Trust, Jordyn served as a regional manager for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR), which is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition. There, she honed her advocacy skills in increasingly more advanced roles. She also worked for the Global Youth for Education and Change in an internship position in South Africa, where she worked with families to assess support needs, and connected them with the appropriate resources to obtain proper social and governmental support.
The daughter of a public school teacher, Jordyn has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
Favorite Sports Team
Detroit Red Wings
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work? (Ex. Hobbies, volunteer work)
Getting outdoors – hiking and kayaking
Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
Ed Trust is student centered, equity driven and data focused — key ingredients to forming sustainable and relevant solutions to ensuring educational equity for nation’s most vulnerable students.