State Policy Officer
Aleya Jones is the State Policy Officer at True Colors United where she manages the State Policy Index and works with the Chief Policy Officer to implement our federal, state, and local legislative public policy agenda. Prior to joining True Colors United, she was a research assistant at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies supporting efforts to eradicate persistent and evolving barriers for Black people in America related to economic policy, tech policy, and the future of work.
Earlier in her career, she interned at the Lumina Foundation and assisted the Federal Policy team with equity driven higher education policy analysis and research. Before moving to DC, she worked as a program coordinator with America Needs You, fighting for the economic mobility of first-generation, low-income college students in Chicago. Aleya earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and a Master’s Degree in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago.
In her spare time you can find her cuddled up reading her favorite book, traveling, listening to jazz with a cup of coffee, or working on her podcast.