Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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ProfileJesse Bridges serves as the SVP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at EVERFI. In this capacity, she is EVERFI’s lead subject matter expert on DEI, representing our thought leadership across our corporate, higher education, and K12 networks. Jesse also serves as part of the executive team to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.
Prior to joining EVERFI, Jesse served as the Senior Director of Organizational Culture and Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Education Advisory Board (EAB). In this role, Ms. Bridges developed and executed against an integrated diversity strategy that spanned talent management, community and team member engagement and equity in customer offerings. She also served as the primary facilitator of learning experiences on diversity, equity and inclusion related topics. Before joining EAB, Jesse served in higher education administration, most recently at Purdue University as the Associate Dean of Students. Her roles focused on access and equity issues ranging from civil rights compliance to advising students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Jesse earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology, with a concentration in Spanish and African American Studies, and Master’s in Community and Mental Health Counseling, both from Ohio University. She currently resides in Virginia with her family.