Libuse has been a catalyst for change in her work toward improving student outcomes since 2002. As the Executive Director at Stand for Children Washington, she has positioned the organization as a leading voice in Washington education policy.
Libuse’s background in service and education policy is grounded in using coalition building, policy research, and data analysis to drive results. In 2009, she authored a book titled, “Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties.” A decade later, she was named to the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Leadership Institute’s fourth policy cohort, and recognized twice by PIE as a ‘Game Changer.’ Her advocacy achievements include passage of academic acceleration legislation and dedication of $912 million for student-centered programming.
Libuse graduated from St. Lawrence University Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Literature and she holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow’s Class of 2016 and resides in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood with her two cats, Jane and The Dude.