Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Annie Hsiao is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. She was previously the Senior Advisor to the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs at the US Department of Justice, advising on policy, strategy, and programs in the division that is charged with all of the agency's grant-making, promoting crime reduction, supporting victims of crime, public safety, rule of law, and juvenile justice reform. She is the former Director of Strategic Partnerships at Leadership for Educational Equity and was formerly a Program Manager at the Charles Koch Foundation, and a Program Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, the leading grant-maker in K-12 education reform and parental choice. Prior to this, she was Director of Education Policy at the American Action Forum, and Director of Government and Community Relations with an appointment from the George W. Bush Administration at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her work has appeared in Politico, National Review, Weekly Standard, The Hill, Washington Examiner, Daily Caller and other publications. Originally from California, Ms. Hsiao received her B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Masters in Education Policy from Harvard University and was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. Her volunteer work also includes serving as a board member of a Charter School in DC, serving as a deaconess at her church, and serving on a national board for her church's denomination.