Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones, Esq.
Vice President, Public Policy and Communications
Council for Opportunity in Education

With more than a decade of experience advocating for low-income, first-generation students and students of color, Kimberly Jones has established herself as a credible voice in policy circles in Washington, DC. In her current role as vice president of public policy and communications at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), Kimberly represents the interests of students served by the Federal TRIO Programs before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Education, and all government agencies. She also manages the development and implementation of COE’s print and digital communications.

Before joining COE, Kimberly was a communications associate at the law firm of Dow Lohnes, PLLC (now Cooley LLP), where she advised clients on a variety of broadcast and media law issues.

Because of her expertise in congressional relations, grassroots mobilization, and budget and appropriations matters, Kimberly has been featured in publications such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and has delivered remarks at national meetings of the NAACP, LULAC, and other notable organizations.

Kimberly is a leader in various professional and civic organizations, including the Raising Our Sisters' Assets Political Action Committee (ROSA PAC), the Committee for Education Funding, the National Bar Association, and the events committee of the National Democratic Club.

Kimberly is a 2000 graduate of Yale University and a 2004 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. In 1999, she was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. In 2016, Kimberly was named one of the "40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates" by the National Bar Association and received the organization’s Excellence in Activism Award.