A graduate of the APP program in Seattle Public Schools, Jamila is honored to be a part of the EOS team and to support schools and students to bring more equity to advanced learning programs.
In the 1990s, her late father John Fred Humphrie, Jr. worked to eliminate segregation in Seattle Public Schools, addressing the controversial bussing policies. He suddenly passed away in 2000, and she is proud to continue his legacy work twenty years later alongside her EOS colleagues.
After eight years of living in New York City, Jamila Humphrie returned to her hometown Seattle in 2019. Jamila was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil. In 2021, she graduated from New York University with Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. Her research is focused in gender diversity and policy implementation in K-12 schools.
Prior to joining Equal Opportunity Schools as a Partnership Director, she worked at The Bush School in Seattle in the development office, and before that in the development office at NYU Law in New York. In 2016, Jamila served in the final class of interns with the Obama Administration in the Office of the First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama.
Jamila is passionate about sharing stories and amplifying voices in creative ways and has co-created two pieces of interview theater that explore LGBTQ identity and history. Her work has been featured on NBC News, The Daily News, National Association of Independent Schools’ Independent School, and NYU’s ArtsPraxis.