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Stefani Sanford

Stefanie has spent her career preparing students for college, work, and confident citizenship. She now leads the College Board’s Washington Office as Chief of Global Policy and External Relations.

“The College Board helps students across the country find a rewarding pathway beyond high school,” she says. “I don’t know of any other education organization with the reach and resources to guide students on such a large scale.”

Since joining the College Board in 2012, Stefanie has worked with policymakers and partner organizations to expand access to Advanced Placement classes, turn the SAT into an engine of college opportunity for millions of students each year, and push for fairer, simpler financial aid for low-income students.

Stefanie came to the College Board after a decade with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she was head of US advocacy and policy. From her start in the Texas statehouse to her year of service in the White House, Stefanie has worked alongside educators, state officials, and federal policymakers to strengthen American education.

She is a Vice-Chair of the board of America’s Promise Alliance, a trustee of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Planet Word Museum in Washington. She is the author of Civic Life in the Information Age: Politics, Technology, and Generation X. A native Texan, Stefanie graduated from Texas Christian University before earning an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is married to David Moore, a retired fighter pilot, and Shakespeare enthusiast, who she met during their shared experience as White House Fellows.

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