Samantha Dobbins Tran
Senior Managing Director, Education Policy
Ms. Tran oversees Children Now’s comprehensive birth to college and career education policy agenda, including directly managing the organization’s policy, advocacy and communications campaigns on school finance, accountability and 0-5 early care and education. She is also a strategic advisor on Children Now’s foster youth and health policy work.
Prior to joining Children Now, Ms. Tran was a senior research and policy consultant at the California School Boards Association (CSBA) where she provided guidance to local governance teams and represented the organization on state and federal policy issues, including accountability, after school and school finance, as well as the needs of unique student populations, including preschoolers, English Learners and foster youth.
Ms. Tran completed her B.A. in Communications at the University of San Francisco and her M.A. in Education Policy at Stanford University.