AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Public Policy Foundation continues to expand the depth and expertise of its staff research team. The Foundation’s president today announced the hiring of Jamie Story for the newly created position of education policy analyst.

“We’re excited to welcome Jamie on our staff,” said Brooke Rollins. “She brings a solid depth of experience in statistical analysis from Bain & Company, one of the leading business consulting firms.”

Raised in Bedford, Texas, Story is a graduate of Rice University where she received a degree in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Sport Management, graduating with honors. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jamie completed her year of service as Miss Texas 2004, during which she spoke to public school students, educators, government leaders, and civic organizations.

“Working with the Foundation is a great opportunity to help improve public education for all of Texas’ children,” said Story. “It’s important that the right reforms be delivered in the right ways, to ensure every student has access to an outstanding academic experience.”

She will shoulder a comprehensive, two-year project focused on improving the educational qualifications of Texans and strengthening the state economy. Story will research math-science programs in Texas high schools, identify the programs that are most effective in connecting students to post-secondary education and skilled jobs, and craft state policy proposals for broadening the connection between K-12, higher education and the workplace.

Story will work closely with Chris Patterson, the Foundation’s director of research and the education policy center.