Manager, Expanded Linked Learning
Oakland Unified School District
Kasey Blackburn-Jiron, Ph.D. serves as the Director of HealthPATH Programs, the Career Development Initiative for Alameda Health System (AHS), a public safety net hospital system that includes 5 hospitals and 4 primary clinics in Alameda County. In her role she works closely with K-12 districts to design work-based learning programming that aligns with health career pathways. Prior to her work at AHS, Kasey managed Expanded Linked Learning programs for Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Her work included designing after school and summer programming including career exploration, pathway, and credit recovery programs serving over 17,000 students annually. With over a decade of experience coaching and providing technical assistance and support to schools and community partners, Kasey is an expert in staff development, curriculum development, and out-of-school time program quality and assessment. Kasey has lectured at both the community college and college level and holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was both a Spencer Research Fellow and Morgridge Fellow.