Jamira Burley

Jamira Burley

Recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Jamira Burley is the essence of perseverance. For over a decade, Jamira has made it her mission to employ her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others. From implementing anti-violence programs throughout Philadelphia – when she was just a high school student, to organizing youth workshops around the world – in collaboration with the United Nations. Jamira ardor for personal and social advancement is undeniable; she leads with marked expertise on youth engagement, education reform, global citizenship, gun violence prevention, and criminal justice reform. In 2018, she was the first United States citizen awarded the Global Leadership Award for Vital Voices.

Currently, Jamira is an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow and the Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education, helping to ensure a collaborative relationship between youth, business leaders and multilateral organizations; to enable innovative ways to educate, engage and activate young people around the world. Before joining the Global Business Coalition for Education, Jamira worked as the National Deputy Millennial Vote Director at Hillary For America, and before that, she managed fifty percent of the US portfolio at Amnesty International USA—one of the first and largest human rights organizations in the world. Jamira also consults with numerous public and private entities on how to authentically engage impacted communities. Working at the intersection of policy, community and social good, Jamira provides unique insight that will help actualize the change we all so desperately need.

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