Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija possesses strong analytical skills, experience in community engagement and management, and a core belief that education and research can contribute to stronger communities and the common good.
As the project manager for the Education Policy Initiative of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Dr. Camo-Biogradlija serves as the senior researcher on the evaluation of Michigan’s first-dollar need-based aid programs funded by the Institute of Education Science (IES), U.S. Department of Education and leads the evaluation of the Michigan Comprehensive Literacy State Development (MiCLSD) Grant with the Michigan Department of Education, which is designed to increase children’s literacy rates across all ages from birth to grade 12.
Her prior research with PPA included an evaluation of Title II contracts for the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice, contributing to the data and evaluation team supporting economic and community development in Battle Creek through the BC Vision project, and an evaluation of the U.S. pilot of the Teen Connect training program for parents, aimed at addressing permanency for teens, and improving parent efficacy for foster and birth families. She has also been engaged in the evaluation of Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Fund grants.
Dr. Camo-Biogradlija holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, a master of public policy degree from Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and bachelors’ degrees in English language and literature, and Spanish language and culture from the University of Michigan.
She is fluent in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Spanish.