Jessica Kehayes is the Executive Director of Education at Asia Society, a global education and cultural institution. In this role, Jessica is part of the leadership team focused on graduating all students both college-ready and globally competent by promoting the study of global knowledge, skills and world languages in K-12 education. In addition to operational oversight for the education department, she leads the Global Cities Education Network, a network of cities focused on best practice sharing in education. She writes and speaks regularly on issues in global education, and authored Leading with the World in Mind a study of global leadership with colleagues at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Prior to joining Asia Society, Jessica was with the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the New York City Department of Education, worked with City Harvest, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Sunchon, South Korea. She graduated from the College of William & Mary and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. She travels regularly and has extensive international experience, and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.