NextGenScience Project Director Jenny Sarna directs the leadership and vision for the project’s work supporting science educators and leaders nationwide. She assists district and agency leaders with planning, implementing, and evaluating science education programs — paying special attention to equity and access. Prior to joining WestEd, Sarna served as Achieve’s director of district support, overseeing strategic planning initiatives that brought district level leaders together to implement college and career-ready STEM policies. Sarna also led Chicago Public Schools’ NGSS implementation strategy, as the district’s high school science specialist and preK-12 science manager. She began her career teaching middle school and high school science, in Hidalgo, Mexico, and Chicago.