Anne Wicks is the Don Evans Family Managing Director, Opportunity and Democracy at the Bush Institute. In this role, she develops and oversees the policy, research, and engagement work of the Bush Institute’s Opportunity and Democracy team, which focuses on strengthening our democracy, pathways to opportunity, immigration, economic growth, accountability, and literacy.
Before joining the Bush Institute, Ms. Wicks served as an Associate Dean at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Her portfolio included external relations, growth and strategy, and a variety of special projects including the launch of Ednovate Charter Schools. Over her career, she held leadership roles at Teach for America, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and Stanford University.
Ms. Wicks holds a B.A in American Studies and a M.A. in Education from Stanford University (during which she taught 8th grade social studies), as well as a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. A former captain of Stanford’s women’s volleyball team, she was part of three national championship teams, two as a player and one as an assistant coach. She currently serves as a board member for Instruction Partners, and she is a Pahara Fellow. She is the parent of a public school student.