Ms. Jackie Agnello Wong is the APRU Director (Network Programs). With over 16 years of working in the higher education sector and policy, Wong is dedicated to informing international public policy making through education, research, and partnership. Prior to joining the APRU Secretariat, she launched the first-ever Global Master of Public Policy, a joint executive degree with The University of Hong Kong and the University of Southern California as the Director for Marketing and Recruitment. Prior to this role she served at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII), research centers at the University of Southern California.
She has organized large-scale discussions on environmental justice, immigrant integration, and regional equity, featuring speakers such as: Secretary Hillary Clinton, Connie Rice, Bob Moses, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Geoffrey Canada, and many others. She has also participated in the Rockwood Art of Leadership program and the Liberty Hill Commissions training program which led her to serve as a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission. She has a Master of Public Administration from University of Southern California and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.