Will Jawando is an attorney, activist, and community leader who is dedicated to expanding opportunity for all Americans.

He most recently served as Director of Corporate & Government Affairs at Discovery Communications where he was responsible for developing and cultivating public-private partnerships. Prior to his tenure at Discovery, Will served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, where he acted as liaison to the business and philanthropic communities and as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement where he led White House outreach efforts in the areas of education, poverty, and on issues relating to children and families.

Prior to his appointments in the Obama Administration, he served as legislative counsel for Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and as a legislative aide in the offices of Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, where his portfolio included work on education, judiciary issues, election reform, civil liberties, and poverty.

Jawando lives in Silver Spring, MD with his wife Michele L. Jawando, Esq. and their three daughters. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Catholic University, where he graduated Cum Laude and his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University.