Claudia Luján was born and raised in Washington, DC and has over fifteen years of experience working in education. As the Chief of Staff at The Education Trust, she oversees operations and provides strategic support to the CEO on organizational priorities and initiatives. Claudia has a long history of working in DC education that began in 2005 as the Workforce Director at the Carlos Rosario International Career Center and Public Charter School, a public charter school for adult immigrants. In 2007, she joined DC Government and has since held multiple positions in the Deputy Mayor for Educations’ Office (DME) and the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), managing and leading several citywide planning projects. At the DME she worked on projects primarily focused on cross-sector planning, including the District’s first common lottery and the updating of school boundaries and student assignment policies. Before joining the Education Trust, Claudia was the Deputy Chief for Planning and Enrollment at DCPS, where she managed the District’s planning and portfolio work. Claudia received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts from Mills College. She currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with her four children.