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Donna Harris-Aikens, JD


Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Office of the Secretary

Donna Harris-Aikens is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, focused on advancing the Administration’s education priorities to support learners of all ages, families, and educators; providing advice and counsel to the Secretary on the implementation of priority policies; and ensuring the agency’s progress on major initiatives. She served on the Education Agency Review Team for the Biden-Harris Transition and was a member of the DNCC Platform Committee. She also held leadership roles with the National Education Association, the Service Employees International Union, and Advance CTE, and was an attorney in an education boutique law firm. Harris-Aikens graduated from James Madison University and the Howard University School of Law.

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