Nancy Baez ’12
International Studies and Journalism
Chief of Staff, Fund for Public Schools
A native New Yorker, Nancy attended New York City public schools and graduated from Brooklyn Tech. At Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), she focused her studies on international social movements with an emphasis on equity, inclusion, and transparency in urban planning. She spent a year observing the initiation of Participatory Budgeting (PB) in NYC, and published the first article on its initiation. Nancy graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and Journalism, and was inducted into three Honor Societies based on Leadership, Academic Achievement, and Political Science. Nancy gained government experience in the Offices of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. She also managed and co-authored a grant-funded impact study on the NYC Department of Education’s Special Education Reform through the Fund for Public Advocacy. After two years as Special Assistant and Chief of Staff in the DOE’s Division of Family and Community Engagement, Nancy transitioned into her current role at the Fund for Public Schools.