Michelle Sedaca is a senior research manager at EdRedesign where she is helping build a knowledge base of best practices and approaches to creating comprehensive, integrated systems of support for children and youth. She previously served as a communications manager for the national nonprofit Jobs for the Future's (JFF) Pathways to Prosperity initiative, overseeing its communications and marketing strategy to amplify state and regional college and career pathways efforts. Michelle also managed a variety of research and writing projects for America's Promise Alliance and Jumpstart for Young Children. Projects included case studies on cradle-to-college and career initiatives, a report on the potential of K-12 digital learning, and a synthesis of research on the early childhood workforce. Michelle received her undergraduate degree in politics from Oberlin College and a joint master’s degree in urban policy and child development from Tufts University.