Office Hours: I'm the COO of General Assembly, a former Obama administration staffer and a lawyer. I'm Liz Simon.Featured
Hi Everyone!I’m the Co-Chief Operating Officer at General Assembly (GA), a global educational company focused on equipping people with today’s most in demand skills. In my nearly 7 years at GA, I’ve built and run a number of teams, including marketing, creative, legal, communications, public policy, and social impact. I’m also on the boards of a number of mission driven organizations, including EdReports, Raise For Good, and The Arena.Before joining GA, I worked in the Obama administration where I served as Counselor to the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and worked on policy issues at the nexus of immigration and entrepreneurship. Prior to that I held several roles on President Obama’s 2008 campaign.I started my career as a lawyer in Washington, DC and have a JD from University of Michigan and a BA in Political Science and Government from Cornell.I’m a mom to a 2 year old (Levi) and live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband Michael.Ask me anything about joining a board, working in edtech, breaking into tech, or any one of my more personal interests - working mom life, politics, travel (including how to effectively use points and miles), and reality TV (I’m a dedicated fan of the Bachelor franchise but also recently finished and greatly enjoyed Love is Blind).