Ms. Crusey began her career as a classroom teacher through Teach for America, first in East Palo Alto, California, and later in Singapore. Following graduate school, she returned to her roots in education, establishing an advisory board for KIPP Chicago, then working for StudentsFirst, and later at Democrats for Education Reform. In 2016 she served as a policy advisor in the US Department of Education on P-12 education policy including teacher preparation, charter schools, Promise Neighborhoods, and literacy. Currently, Ms. Crusey is the co-founder and President of Invest America Ventures, a public benefit corporation with a vision to ensure that a learner’s investment leads to a life of independence, growth, and prosperity. Ms. Crusey holds a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College with a double major in government and history and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.