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In her current role at the SC Education Oversight Committee, Bunnie analyzes and develops outcome-driven and evidence-based educational policies and programs to improve children’s success in school and life, including funding recommendations almost one billion dollars of state funding. She also leads an early childhood innovation initiative focused on improving the quality of early childhood in the state. This innovation initiative has resulted in the implementation of several evidence-based interventions in the state for the first time. Her perspective on education policy is broader than state government, having also worked in the non-profit and consulting fields. Prior to her current role, Bunnie led educational and advocacy initiatives at the United Way of the Midlands and managed early education investments. Bunnie also directed the Partners in Compassion Institute, a federally-funded capacity building initiative that enhanced services provided by sixty nonprofits. In Los Angeles, Bunnie was a senior consultant and advised utility and governmental sector clients.
Bunnie graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University. She received her Master's in Public Policy from the University of Southern California and was named Outstanding Master's Graduate Student. Bunnie is also an active education leader in her community, leading implementation of community-based educational initiatives and advising her local public-school district. She is a Fellow of the 2019 Class of Liberty Fellowship and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.