Jonathan Schleifer brings nearly two decades of experience to his role as Executive Director of The Fairness Project. Prior to joining The Fairness Project, Jonathan saw firsthand the impact of economic inequality on working Americans – specifically the veterans, teachers and low-income families that he served as an advocate and teacher.
Jonathan has served America’s newest veterans twice as the Chief Policy Officer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), where he led IAVA’s legislative, research and political departments. Before his time with IAVA, Jonathan served as Executive Director of Educators 4 Excellence-New York, after having taught middle school in the South Bronx with Teach for America. His experience also includes time on the campaign trail and on Capitol Hill. A lifelong activist, educator, and advocate he is dedicated to enacting policy that is good for our families and our country.
Jonathan resides in Washington D.C. with his wife, two sons, and rescued mutt. He has graduate degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia University’s Teachers College.