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President and Executive Director

When not doting on her adorable dog, Deputy, Jessica is connecting philanthropic partners with the DCPS’ most promising strategic priorities. Jessica came to the DC Ed Fund from DC Public Schools where she spent three years leading the district’s strategic planning efforts. Jessica loves working so closely with her DCPS friends while leveraging her experiences in nonprofit executive management, recruitment, and teaching. #TeachForAmerica 

A native Californian, Jessica loves sunshine and See’s Candy. She roots for the Cal Golden Bears and graduated from UC Berkeley with highest honors for her research on racial stratification in schools. Jessica still loves a healthy debate about education policy and how to improve the systems and structures that contribute to the achievement gap. 

Recently named one of DC’s 40 Under 40 Business Leaders by the Washington Business Journal, Jessica is always looking for ways to engage the business community in DC Ed Fund’s annual gala, Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools. Contact her to learn more! (No, really, please contact her!)

You can catch Jessica’s cross-posts of the inspiring things happening at DCPS and DC Ed Fund @jessicarauch #dcpsrising #dcpsstandingovation